Govt to consider making Dogra rulers’ contributions part of school history books: Akhtar

Govt to consider making Dogra rulers’ contributions part of school history books: Akhtar

JAMMU: The government would consider including more information in school history textbooks about the steps taken by Dogra rulers for welfare and overall development of the state, education minister Naeem Akhtar told Assembly on Wednesday.
The minister said updating education curriculum is a continuous process and the education department will recommend introduction of chapters in history books about Dogra rulers’ contribution towards making education compulsory and development of horticulture, floriculture and augmentation of irrigation network.
He told the assembly that academic curriculum is prepared by conducting workshops to decide the content.
Replying to a question by Ajatshatru Singh, the minister said subject experts from DIETs/SIEs/Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools, experts from Universities, Cultural Academy and academic officers of different subjects are associated in the process of curriculum development.
He said after preparation of textual material/contents, the same are placed before the Academic Committee of the JKBOSE for approval.
He said the implementation/ introduction of curriculum is made at the beginning of academic session.
The minister said that JKBOSE syllabus includes chapter/references on Dogra rule in the history books as also in Dogri textbooks of different classes.
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