West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took umbrage on Wednesday, July 08, 2020, over the CBSE’s decision to drop topics such as ‘citizenship’, ‘federalism’ and ‘partition’ in an effort to rationalise its curriculum amid the Covid-19 crisis.
She appealed to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry not to curtail important lessons at any cost.
“Shocked to know that the Central Govt has dropped topics like Citizenship, Federalism, Secularism & Partition in the name of reducing CBSE course during #COVIDCrisis. We strongly object to this & appeal @HRDMinistry, GoI to ensure these vital lessons aren”t curtailed at any cost,” Banerjee said in a tweet.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rationalised the syllabus for classes nine to 12 for the 2020-21 session by up to 30 percent to make up for the academic loss caused due to Covid-19.