West Bengal Boards To Cut Syllabus By 30%; No Plans To Reopen Schools & Colleges

Kolkata: The syllabus for West Bengal board’s secondary and higher secondary levels are set to receive a 30 per cent cut due to the pandemic, state education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Wednesday. The decision came after recommendations from the syllabus committee, reported The Times of India.

Chatterjee said that upon receiving several requests, recommendations were made by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education and the expert committee, and it was decided that “30-35 per cent syllabus will be reduced.”

He said that the dates for conducting the secondary and higher secondary exams will be declared at an appropriate time.

On the matter of reopening schools, he said that there was “no immediate possibility” for such a thing. Responding to queries on whether colleges and universities would reopen in December, he said that a decision will be taken after they “discuss the matter with vice chancellors of universities”.

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