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Uttar Pradesh Government To Review School Curriculum, Textbooks

New Delhi:Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Department and Basic Education Council held a meeting today to review the state schools’ syllabi. The officials of State Council of Education, Research and Training (SCERT) also took part in the discussion to rework the school curriculum and include Indian environment, local characteristics of Uttar Pradesh and chapters on Indian personalities.

Presently, there are 1.8 crore (18 million) students studying at 1.68 lakh

The meeting was attended by officials of the State Institute of Language, Institute of Advanced Studies, Institute of English Language and State Institute of Science.

A team of subject-matter experts is expected to be formed who would help to decide on the new changes in the school textbooks and work accordingly.

The NCERT books will first be introduced in class 1 from 2021-22, in class 2 and 3 from 2022-23, in class 4 and 5 from 2023-24 and then in class 6 to 8 from 2024-25 session, the minister said in a press statement.

Students of UP government primary schools will study NCERT books from next academic session (2021-22). These books will be introduced in a phased manner from class 1 to 8 between 2021 and 2025, said UP basic education minister Satish Chandra Dwivedi here on Tuesday.

The NCERT books will first be introduced in class 1 from 2021-22, in class 2 and 3 from 2022-23, in class 4 and 5 from 2023-24 and then in class 6 to 8 from 2024-25 session, the minister said in a press statement. The decision to follow NCERT syllabus in UP primary and upper primary schools was taken as per chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s directives, he said.

Presently, there are 1.8 crore (18 million) students studying at 1.68 lakh (1,68,000) schools across the state. Soon after BJP government came to power, NCERT syllabus was introduced in UP Board schools. Now it is being implemented in government primary and upper primary schools as well.

In Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Programme, there is a provision of free text book distribution to all girls and schedule caste and schedule tribe boys studying in parishadiya primary, upper primary and government schools and aided private schools/Madarsas etc.

The state govt. is providing free text books to all non-SSA category  boys from class 1 to class 8 . Since 2007-08 SSA is providing work books also for class 1 and 2 in Hindi & Maths and for class 3 to 5 in Maths & English to SSA category of children

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