Courses to be revised for 100 schools

2014-04-05

Himalayan News Service

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The Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) is launching a revised curriculum for Grade VI in 100 schools in various districts from the new academic session.

Chitra Prasad Devkota, executive director of CDC today said the revised curriculum of Grade VI would be implement in schools in 15 districts and in Kathmandu Valley. CDC has also changed the subjects. The new Grade VI curriculum is of 800 marks with nine subjects. The subjects are English, Nepali, Mathematics, Science and Environment, Social Studies and Population, Profession, Business and Technology Education, Local subject, Health and Physical Education and Moral Education. Local subject can be any subject that is highly demanded by the community. Health and Physical Education and Moral Education carry 50 marks each, while the other seven subjects carry 100 marks each. Profession, Business and Technology Education, Local subject and Moral Education are new subjects.

He said “We make minor revisions in the curriculum every five years, while major revisions are made every ten years, and this is a major revision.”

The districts to be covered in the pilot phase are Solukhumbu, Jhapa, and Dhankuta from Eastern Development Region, Rasuwa, Makwanpur, Kavre, and Dhanusha from Central Development Region, Palpa, Dolakha, and Kapilvastu from Western Development Region, Banke, Surkhet, and Dang from Mid-Western Development Region, and Dadeldhura and Kanchanpur from Far-Western Development Region. The three districts in Kathmandu valley will be a single unit.

(Source: The Himalayantimes)