Parents and teachers have been given time till the end of November to make suggestions on the new syllabus for Classes 7 to 10. The state school education department has extended Friday’s deadline to submit their feedback after demands from teachers to November 30.
Students of Classes 7 and 9 will be taught as per the revised syllabus from academic year 2017-18, while the revised syllabus will be taught to students of Classes 8 and 10 from academic year 2018-19.
The revised syllabus has been uploaded on ebalbharti.in for public opinion. Teachers said they wanted more time to send their feedback on the draft put up on Wednesday.
“This is an important document as the new syllabus and textbooks will be based on it,” said Anil Bornare, teacher, Swami Muktananda High School, Chembur, and member of the State Teachers Association.
The association had written to education minister Vinod Tawde and Balbharti, state bureau of textbook production and research, seeking more time to offer their suggestions.
“Stakeholders can now submit their views and comments till the end of the month on the site. We will consider including them in the final framework,” said Gangadhar Mhamane, chairperson of the Maharashtra state board.
Hindustan Times had reported on Friday that textbooks for all Classes from 7 to 10 are being upgraded in a phased manner. One of the major syllabus changes will be in history and languages for Class 10.