Curricula for grades IX, X revised

Kathmandu, October 28:

The Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) has completed the revision of secondary- level curricula. It plans to introduce the newly-revised curricula in the new academic session beginning from Baishakh.

The revision was deemed necessary in the changed political scenario. The CDC has revised the curricula of 15 subjects — six compulsory and nine optional subjects of grades IX and X. The revised optional subjects are economics, mathematics, geography, history, education, agricultural studies, health and physical education, office management and computer science.

“We have modified the curricula in keeping with the changed context,” said Haribol Khanal, director of the CDC. “It is not an easy task to develop curricula, that too in a year.”

According to him, it takes at least two years to develop a new curriculum.

“It involves writing, field testing and subsequent modification before it is introduced,” he said, adding, “We had to prepare standard curricula in such a short period.”

Meanwhile, the CDC also had the textbooks of Grade III printed in two colours. It had printed textbooks of Grades I and II in two colours last year. “We will go for colour print of the textbooks phasewise,” he said. The rest of school textbooks are being printed in one colour.