Let’s leave politics out of education and make our politics more educated said Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank responded to the criticism about the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) reducing the syllabus of students due to the pandemic caused by the deadly coronavirus in India. HRD Minister called it “uninformed commentary” and “false narrative”.
Taking it to twitter, Dr Ramesh tweeted “ There has been a lot of uninformed commentary on the exclusion of some topics from CBSE syllabus. The problem with these comments is that they resort to sensationalism by connecting topics selectively to portray a false narrative.”
Earlier, the minister has already told that the decision to exclude some topics is taken as a one-time measure. The decision to reduce the syllabus is taken only after a lot of discussion with the experts and to mitigate the burden on the students.
“It can be no one’s argument that these topics have been excluded by the malice of some grand design which only partisan minds can decipher. Let us leave politics out of it,” he said. “And make our politics more educated,” he added.
“While it is easier to misconstrued the exclusion of 3-4 topics like nationalism, local government, federalism, etc.and build a wider perusal of different subjects will show that the exclusion is happening across subjects,” he alleged.
The list of excluded topics included-measures of dispersion and balance of payment deficit removed from economics, heat transfer and convection and radiation for physics removed from physics, properties of determinants from mathematics and portions of mineral nutrition and digestion and absorption removed from biology.