Panel to study quality of Samacheer Kalvi

The Cabinet’s decision to constitute an experts’ committee to look into the issue of improving the quality of school education, in the context of the implementation of Samacheer Kalvi, has come as surprise to many in academic circles. School Education Minister, C.Ve. Shanmugam said that while implementing Samacheer Kalvi was very important, sections of parents, educationalists and the media felt that the standard of the common syllabus evolved was not one that would improve the quality of education. The experts’ committee, he said would analyse the reports brought out by committees involved in the exercise earlier. “The committee will analyse the syllabus in detail. It will consult all the stakeholders and reflect on enhancing the overall quality of education itself, while making it equitable,” He added that the new textbooks world be made available by June 15, the new date of reopening for schools.

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