National Curriculum Framework revised

Kathmandu, November 2

Curriculum Development Centre has revised the National Curriculum Framework making mathematics an optional subject for students of Grade XI and XII taking biology, physics or chemistry as major subject.

Earlier, CDC had removed mathematics as optional subject for biology students, which had drawn flak from all corners. Teachers of mathematics had also demanded that mathematics be made compulsory subject.

NCF council meeting held yesterday decided to make these changes. The meeting was chaired by Minister of Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel.

The eighth amendment to the Education Act in June, 2016, had paved a path for the government to replace stream-based curriculum of Grade XI and XII with single-track curriculum.

According to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, around 300,000 students are expected to pass the exams of Grade XI and XII and join colleges for further study this year. Among them, only 50,000 would choose  science.