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Frequent change of school books distressing for kids!

Confusion is prevailing in the minds of teenagers and their parents over the frequent change of school books by various educational institutions. Most of them are unable to understand as to why the school administrators are not able to decide on teaching a particular book from the prescribed course and stick to it at least for a couple of years.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 21:13 IST

Confusion is prevailing in the minds of teenagers and their parents over the frequent change of school  books by various educational institutions. Most of them are unable to understand as to why the school administrators are not able to decide on teaching a particular book from the prescribed course and stick to it at least for a couple of years.

The frequent change of the text books causes great inconvenience to the parents and guardians of the school-going children.

Not only this, even book list is not provided by most of the educational institutions due to which it becomes difficult to know as to which of the books are still in course and which of them have been replaced.

"Every second year the school administration changes the entire course books which causes inconvenience for most of the parents", said Dr Heramb Chaturvedi.

"Besides, it has become a trend for the past few years that book list is not provided due to which it becomes difficult to know as to which book is in course and which one has been changed", he added.

Likewise, Seema Mohan, said: "Frequent change of the text books is definitely not a wise step. And with regard to the book list I would say that every institution should provide the list of books that have been prescribed in the course".

Moreover, frequent change of course books further adds to financial burden on parents whose more than one child are studying in the same school. The parents are forced to buy a complete set of new book for their younger ones, whereas the text books for the elder child becomes useless.

"I had to purchase new English and Hindi books for my younger son although my elder son passed the same standard a year back", said Anita Singh.

The hardest hit in the frequent change of the text books are those parents who are not economically sound. The institution should try to keep the same books at least for few years, said Nisha Yadav. 

On being contacted the principal of Boys High School CV Innes said: "Text books are changed only when something new is added to the syllabus in order to upgrade the study matter and to update the knowledge of the students".