Imphal: Education Minister Th. Radheshyam on Tuesday appealed to teachers to impart education with renewed vigor once the lockdown is lifted and classes resumed.
He was speaking in a meeting of the State Level Curriculum & Syllabus Committee held on Tuesday at SCERT, Manipur for revision of syllabus for classes 1 to 9 for the academic calendar 2020 -2021.
He said that the physical learning process is more beneficial as the teachers are an institution in themselves and students imbibe the conduct, ideology and discipline from their teachers.
The meeting organised by Textbook Unit, SCERT, Manipur for revision of syllabus was based on the learning outcome, selection of important topics keeping in view of its relevance in higher classes, merging similar topics in one chapter, selection of one topic from amongst the similar lessons/topics found in a subject among others.
During the meeting the Minister expressed that the State is in a crucial juncture particularly in the field of education. The meeting will decide on the necessary course of action to be implemented which will impact the future of the young minds.
The lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID – 19 has created a huge gap in formal education with limited time and substantial syllabuses to be covered he added. He also appealed to all the experts and academicians to provide feasible ideas and the best solution for developing the draft revised syllabus and curriculum to help in bridging the gap adding that online and e-materials cannot substitute teachers though it can be used as a supplementary tool in imparting education.
M. Harekrishna, Commissioner, SCERT, T. Ranjit Singh, Commissioner Education (S), Th. Kirankumar, Director Education (S), Dr. M. Meenakumari Devi, Director SCERT, academicians have also attended the meeting.