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Jharkhand council slashes school syllabus by 40 per cent

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The state education department has decided to trim the school syllabus for all classes by 40 per cent amid continued closure of educational institutions across Jharkhand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jharkhand Education Project Council (JEPC) will start sending out the updated syllabus to schools in all the districts from Monday and also upload it on its online education delivery interfaces for the benefit of students.

JEPC project director Shailesh Chourasiya said, “The state government has finally cleared our draft proposal to slash syllabus for current fiscal in the wake of extended closure of schools due to the Covid-19 induced lockdown. From Monday, we shall start sending details of the new syllabus to everyone across the state.”

He said the syllabus had been trimmed 35 per cent to 40 per cent in all subjects. “The slash is for all classes in state board affiliated schools starting from class 1. The next year’s matric and intermediate and all other exams held by Jharkhand Academic Council will now be held on the revised syllabus. Model questions too will be based on the new syllabus,” he said.

In another development, the state government has decided to provide 20 grace marks for students who failed to clear the JAC-conducted class 8 exams this year as there would be no retest.

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