Delhi kids to carry lighter school bags, government set to reduce syllabus

Lighter school bags for Delhi kidsOn September 5, the Education Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia announced that soon the burden of heavy school bags on Delhi kids will be lessened. In order to lighten the heavy school bags of the national capital’s students, the AAP government along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to reduce their syllabus by 25 percent in all Delhi government schools.

Sisodia, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, said that while the syllabus for up to class eight in government schools is scheduled to be reduced by October this year, the change will be implemented by next year for the remaining classes.

He further added that, the “Delhi government and the CBSE has completed the preparation of a 25 percent reduction in the school syllabus up to class eight and the decision will be implemented by next month (October).”

He also announced that, “Certain outdated topics which have no present day relevance will be replaced by skill development, theatre, art, music and sports.”

Sisodia said that the government feels that all round development of children and their participation in the fields of sports, art and culture, literature, music and theatre needs to be encouraged and increased.