Maharashtra cuts syllabus for Classes 1 to 12 by 25 per cent for tutorial 12 months 2020-21

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Mumbai: The Maharashtra authorities on Saturday (July 25, 2020) introduced to chop down the syllabus of lessons 1 to 12 by 25 per cent because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

“Schools have not been reopened physically, so the government has taken the decision to cut down the syllabus of classes 1 to 12 by 25 per cent to ease the burden on students,” stated Varsha Gaikwad, Minister Of School Education, Maharashtra.

“Even due to the coronavirus outbreak in the state, the academic year 2020-21 has started from June 15 and we have taken various alternative methods to reach out to students,” she added.

Earlier on July 7, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had rationalised the syllabus for lessons 9-12 of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as much as 30 per cent by retaining the core topics, because of the coronavirus disaster. 

Maharashtra has been the worst-COVID-19-hit state throughout India with a complete of three,57,117 infections, of which, 1,44,018 are nonetheless energetic.

According to the Union Health Ministry on Saturday morning, 13,132 individuals have succumbed to coronavirus in Maharashtra.