Rabindra Dhungel, 18 august 2020. Students studying in class 11 from this academic session have to study according to the new curriculum. After the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) of 2076 could not be conducted due to the infection of Corona virus (Covid-19), the students enrolled in class 11 on the basis of internal evaluation of the school had to study according to the new curriculum. The results of the internal evaluation have also come.
Director General of the Curriculum Development Center, Keshav Prasad Dahal, informed that the new curriculum would be implemented in class 11 from this new academic session. “Necessary preparations have been made for that,” he said. The new curriculum is also being prepared for class 1 this year. Accordingly, now the student studying in class 11 will have to study six hundred integers. According to the new curriculum, three subjects will now be compulsory, including Nepali, English and social studies.
Earlier, only two subjects were compulsory in class 11, Nepali and English. There will be only three elective subjects. Students will also be able to take an examination in one more subject of 100 integers if they wish. It is said that textbook writing is also underway for three compulsory subjects. Books on these subjects are being published by the government printing house Janak Shiksha Samagri Kendra. Earlier, the textbook of class 11 was not even written and printed by the government. Especially after class 12 is considered as school level, the practice of writing textbooks on compulsory subjects has been started.
Experts have been requested to write textbooks on elective subjects and the books will be studied and approved, said Director General Dahal. For that, a deadline was given till July to send a sample of the textbook and get approval. The work of approving the textbooks that came at that time has reached the final stage. In addition to this, Nepali will also be the medium of social studies that is being made compulsory for class 11.
According to the officials, the decision was taken on the basis of suggestions that Nepali would be suitable for the study of Nepali art, culture and original identity-based subjects in the society. The textbook authors, on the other hand, said that the decision to implement a new curriculum for class 11 was timely but suggested that textbook writing should not be limited to the government level.
Textbook writer Govinda Bhandari clarified that a competitive environment should be created in textbook writing, adding that it would increase the scope of knowledge of students. However, since class 12 has been considered as a school level, the government has started writing textbooks on compulsory subjects. These textbooks are coming to market soon.
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