Meghalaya’s state school syllabus needs improving before local students will be able to compete with those from other states and other boards, academic RP Kharshiing has said.
Although the central government has introduced the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to central universities, Meghalaya and other North East states have been issued with deferrals for the second year running at the undergraduate level.
Speaking recently to Highland Post, Kharshiing said that while the CUET is important for students looking for admissions in good universities across the country, the state’s school syllabus, prepared by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) needs improvements in areas where it is currently lacking.
“The syllabus in our state is not at par with the others, like CBSE, ICSE, etc and most of our students will face difficulties in competing for the CUET unless the local syllabus is upgraded,” he said.
The Union Ministry of Education wrote about its decision to the University Grants Commission (UGC) on March 15 to exempt Meghalaya and certain other states from CUET for another year in 2023-2024.
In the North East, Sikkim University, Rajiv Gandhi University in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur University, Assam University, Tezpur University, Nagaland University, Tripura University, Mizoram University and North-Eastern Hill University in Meghalaya have been exempted from CUET.
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