ACADEMIC AUTHORITY TO FORMULATE AGE APPROPRIATE SYLLABUS FOR KIDS IN PRIMARY EDUCATION
Panaji (Goa) A move that will help reduce the academic burden of the students at primary level, the State Government has directed the Academic Authority to formulate the age appropriate syllabus, text books and learning material for all the elementary classes.
The State Education Department has amended the Goa Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Rules, 2017, thereby giving powers to Government to specify its requirement before the Academic Authority.
“The academic authority shall design and implement a process of holistic school quality assessment on a regular basis,” the Director Education GP Bhat said in the notification.
The Authority has to prepare class-wise, subject-wise learning outcomes for all elementary classes and also guidelines for putting into practice continuous and comprehensive evaluation, to achieve the defined learning outcomes.
It has to also develop in-service teacher training design in the schools.
Off late, there have been series of complaints from the parents about the quality and the quantity of education at primary level.