MBOSE textbooks with NCERT content will be available in the market from next month onwards.
This was informed by Education Minister Rakkam Sangma while speaking to media persons here today.
Stating that there is a need for a uniformed standard curriculum, Sangma said that the education department is aware that different schools have their own textbooks by different publishers.
“It is important as a State to have a uniformed standard curriculum. Maybe for other supplementary subjects they can use other textbooks but for major subjects it should be uniformed,” Sangma said.
He also informed that the Education Department had issued a notification that MBOSE textbooks with NCERT content will be available in the market from next month onwards.
The government has decided to make an exception for this academic year but from next year onwards it will be mandatory for the schools under MBOSE to use the prescribed textbooks of MBOSE itself.
Sangma also mentioned that the department had received a letter from the Catholic Schools Association if they can continue with the current textbooks. Sangma said that the government has given an exception not only to them but to other schools for this year.
“English textbooks are available in the market and those on mathematics will be available from February 5 to 10 and science textbooks will be available from the first week of February,” he informed.
It was last year that the State cabinet decided to include NCERT content in school textbooks.
Sangma also said that the State government will consult experts and stakeholders from all the three autonomous district councils concerning the inclusion of local language, culture, music, sports in the school curriculum.