better learning

WB mulling introduction of chapter on 'Covid' in school curriculum

WB mulling introduction of chapter on 'Covid' in school curriculum

Picture for representational purpose only.

In a bid to make students aware of COVID-19, the West Bengal education department is considering introducing a chapter on the deadly virus in the school curriculum from 2021, an official said on Tuesday.

State education minister Partha Chatterjee has recently raised the issue on how to disseminate information about the nature of the novel coronavirus and necessary precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak, the official of the syllabus committee said.

"We are holding discussions on the issue among members and experts," syllabus committee chairman Aveek Majumder said.

There are plans to introduce the topic on the coronavirus from junior to higher classes, another official said.

Learning basic hygiene and safety measures to prevent contamination in junior classes and letting the higher class students know the type of contagion and its mutants are important in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, he said.

"Apart from teachers and educationists, we need to take the expert views from doctors, virologists, epidemiologists before deciding on the exact content of the chapter," Majumder added. PTI

Top Stories

Defence Council approves acquisition of fighter aircraft, missiles worth Rs 38,900 cr

Defence Council approves acquisition of fighter aircraft, missiles worth Rs 38,900 cr

Equipment to be manufactured in India; involve several MSMEs...

Eastern Ladakh standoff: Chinese side says progress made, India for quick end to build-up

Eastern Ladakh standoff: Chinese side says progress made, India for quick end to build-up

We expect China to ensure expeditious restoration of peace a...

Marines should be tried in Italy for Indian fishermen’s killing: Hague court

Marines should be tried in Italy for Indian fishermen’s killing: Hague court

Agrees kin of killed fishermen entitled to compensation

NHRC asks J-K, Ladakh to inform it about custodial deaths within 24 hrs

NHRC asks J-K, Ladakh to inform it about custodial deaths within 24 hrs

Encounter deaths to be reported within 2 days; seeks complia...

Lightning kills 31 in UP, Bihar; flood claims 1 life in Assam as Mumbai braces for heavy rain

Lightning kills 31 in UP, Bihar; flood claims 1 life in Assam as Mumbai braces for heavy rain

In view of the IMD alert, Mumbai Police have advised citizen...

Cities

View All