Kathmandu: The Curriculum of Grade 1 to 12 is going to be modified. With the dismissal of Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB), after the Eighth Amendment of the Education Act, the new curriculum is going to be designed for the school levels in accordance with the federal structure.
‘New curriculum for the different school levels has been brought to connect all the Union, state and local levels,’ said the Executive director of the Curriculum Development Centre, Krishna Prasad Kapri. Books of grade 11 and 12 are going to be changed after 17 years of the formation of the council. Students of grade 11, who are going to be enrolled in the upcoming month of Shrawan will get to study under the new curriculum.
To provide same quality level education in all the seven states and the local levels, the curriculum is going to be amended and modified, said Kapri. After the inclusion of Grade 11 and 12 in the school levels, the centre decided to make the new curriculum. After the format is made, all the community and private schools of the nation will conduct classes based on the books made according to the new curriculum.
‘Students who are currently attending the SEE examination are studying under the new curriculum,’ he said, ‘they will also be attending grade 11 under the new curriculum.’
As soon as the format is made the books of Grade 1 and Grade 11 will be changed. Books of other grades will be changed subsequently in the upcoming years. The centre is preparing for implementing Grade 1-3 under the integrated system. In those classes, the plan has been made to teach the language and math with a new integrated way. The contour has been prepared keeping Grade 1 – 8 as primary level and grade 9 – 12 as secondary level.
According to the centre, specialists have been appointed to design the new curriculum. Since the local level can also design the curriculum, a policy will be decided for languages of the international, national and local level according to the national format. In Grade 11 and 12 curriculums will not be designed according to the faculty system prevalent today.
‘In grade 11 and 12, part of compulsory mathematics and science will be added and the introduction/ study of Nepal will be prioritized, the curriculum of the universities will also be added,’ said Kapri. The centre will be overlooking the grading system, ability of teaching, course weight and subjects.