Reduce syllabus to lessen exam stress among students: JKAP

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) senior leader and former minister Mohammad Ashraf Mir on Saturday asked the J&K government to go for reduction in school curriculum especially for Board examination to ease the stress on students in view of the COVID-19 emergency.
Addressing a meeting of workers of Sonwar-Srinagar constituency at party office in Lal Chowk, Mir said that the objective of reduction in school syllabus should be to lessen the exam related anxiety among students besides preventing learning gaps in the middle of COVID emergency situations.
“There is a dire need to address the concerns of the student community who could not go to their schools due to COVID lockdown since March 18. The Board of school education should go for immediate reduction in the syllabus of 10th, 11th and 12th classes and similarly the State Institute of Education should also evolve a mechanism to address the concerns of lower classes,” he demanded.
Besides JKAP president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, the meeting was attended by Ghulam Hassan Mir, Usman Majeed, Abdul Majeed Padroo, Rafi Ahmad Mir, Noor Mohammad Shiekh, Muntazir Mohi-ud-Din, Irfan Naqeeb, Ghulam Mohammad Mir, Jeelani Kumar, Haroon Rashid, Khurshid Malik. Party’s prominent workers from Sonwar including Mohammad Shafi Mir, Gul Mohammad, Irshad Ahmad Reshi, Mohammad Shafi Beig and Javed Ahmad also attended the meeting. Stressing on Board of school education to curtail the syllabus for all subjects in a very methodical way, Mir said that the chapters of many grades are framed in a sequence and the Board should maintain the coherence in curtailed syllabus so that the students are not confused by the relaxation.
“The virtual classes can never be a substitution for formal and structured schooling where students learn through teacher-student interactions. Besides, we cannot cram all the portions of syllabus on the students in a short duration of online classes that too are held on snail’s speed of mobile internet,” he added.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.