The state government’s decision to use NCERT textbooks in MBOSE schools will help Meghalaya’s students prepare for national level competitive exams, Education Minister Rakkam A Sangma said today.
He was speaking at the golden jubilee celebration of Green Hill School in Sohryngkham where he raised concerns over the curriculum being imparted in state schools up to the present.
The minister emphasised the need to align Meghalaya’s curriculum with national standards, citing the dominance of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NECERT)-based questions in various competitive exams, such as UPSC, GMAT, etc.
The NCERT textbooks, however, will be adapted slightly to include local content. The goal is to ensure that students are well-prepared for national-level examinations, eliminating the need for additional coaching classes due to differences in syllabuses.
Highlighting the aspirations for Meghalaya’s youth, Sangma challenged students to aspire to top positions, pointing out the scarcity of successful candidates from the Garo and Khasi communities in prestigious civil services like IPS and IAS.