NCERT/ ICSE Board: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education is likely to make National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books compulsory from new session 2019. As of now few state Boards and CBSE Schools use to follow the NCERT books for the curriculum. From 2019 onwards, ICSE Board will also be seen following the NCERT books as per the syllabus from the new session.
National Child Rights Protection Commission has recently sent a summon to the head of ICSE Board and asked him to present the report regarding not following the NCERT books. Now it has been said that the ICSE Board head will appear with the reports till 14 August 2018.
ICSE Board Schools to Likely Follow NCERT Books from New Session 2019
ICSE Board and NCRPC have been into a tiff for not following NCERT Books in its curriculum. NCRPC on 18 July itself has sent a notice to CISCE to follow the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) books as a part of their syllabus in each and every school. But till the time no reply has been received by the Commission in regards with the same from the ICSE Board. Now the commission has sent a summon to the Board to appear in front of the commission on 14 August 2018.
The commission was actually getting complaints regarding ICSE affiliated schools have been promoting private publication books due to which parents have been suffering economically. There have been a total of 2120 schools affiliated to ICSE Board in India and after 14 August, it may happen that ICSE Schools may have to follow NCERT Books from 2019 onwards.
NCERT Syllabus to be reduced by 50% from Session 2019 onwards
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has also been recently notified regarding the reduction of its syllabus from 2019 onwards. Although no official announced of cut-down of 50% of NCERT syllabus has been made by the Council but NCERT has invited suggestions for the same.
After reducing the syllabus by 50%, the Education Board has been planning to make the sports period compulsory for the students in every school. Although the actual scenario of the ICSE & CBSE Board will be out by the new session in 2019.