CHANDIGARH: This Friday, O.P. Soni, the educational minister of Punjab, said that CBSE curriculum will be followed in all schools in the state of Punjab from the following academic session. As per the announcement schools will see the replacement of syllabus and books with that of NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) as CBSE asks all its affiliated schools and board to follow NCERT syllabus and books only.
Soni also arranged a meeting with officials from Punjab School Educational Board (PSEB) and directed them to form a committee to prepare the syllabus as per that of the CBSE. Also, while emphasizing the need for modern and qualitative education among schools in Punjab, he asked the PSEB officials to start checking the schools by dividing them into four zones.
Further, he directed the officials to make sure that exam centres should not be farther than 3-5 kilometres from students reach, and to ensure that all state schools have adequate infrastructure to adopt modern education.
Earlier, in February this year, a similar announcement was made by Dinesh Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, regarding adoption of CBSE curriculum in all the state schools.
CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Education is the national board of education for both public, and private schools in India. The board is aimed at development and advancement of school education across India. CBSE is affiliated with 19,316 schools across India approximately, and 211 schools in 25 foreign countries.