Meghalaya Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal for adaptation of NCERT textbook based on certain modifications in certain subjects that will be done by Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education (MBOSE) from now on.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said in the coming Academic year the process is going to start.
“The Cabinet decision was taken today to allow the adaptation of the NCERT textbooks with necessary modifications from Class-I to X. There are certain schools that are in local language and vernacular language for class I to V. The adaptation or necessary changes in the language will be done and once the translation is done then the adaptation will take place,” Sangma said.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma in the first phase, MBOSE will adopt NCERT textbooks for the subjects like English, Meghalaya and Science for Class 1 and 10.
“This is important because we have a concern in overall Education system and after doing further research and consultation with different stakeholders at different levels in the education system, we have come to the conclusion that most of the textbooks that are being used in MBoSE specially when it comes to these three standardise subjects like English, Meghalaya and Science, the books are not as per the National standards,” Sangma said.
“ Hence to improve the overall quality of the textbooks we are doing this,” he added.
In terms of the learning outcomes at the elementary stage, the textbooks that used currently are not inconformity with that particular aspects,” hence to bring us in line with the learning outcomes at the National level we are changing this books,” the CM said.
The Chief Minister further said that this changing of textbooks will also lead to a reduction in the number of textbooks being used at the different class levels.
The Chief Minister said mild modification will be done with these subjects. Sangma said this decision is made in consultation with Schools.
He said there is an attempt to increase the standards of education quality that needs to be brought up.