Students of UP government primary schools will study NCERT books from next academic session (2021-22). These books will be introduced in a phased manner from class 1 to 8 between 2021 and 2025, said UP basic education minister Satish Chandra Dwivedi here on Tuesday.
The NCERT books will first be introduced in class 1 from 2021-22, in class 2 and 3 from 2022-23, in class 4 and 5 from 2023-24 and then in class 6 to 8 from 2024-25 session, the minister said in a press commentary. The decision to follow NCERT syllabus in UP primary and upper primary schools used to be taken as per chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s directives, he said.
“We have made up our minds to introduce National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)-based syllabus books in UP government primary and upper primary schools from next year in order that a common syllabus is followed. It’s going to help students whether their parents move out of UP and make a decision to settle in another place,” Dwivedi said.
Right now, there are 1.8 crore (18 million) students studying at 1.68 lakh (1,68,000) schools across the state. Soon after BJP government came to power, NCERT syllabus used to be introduced in UP Board schools. Now it is being implemented in government primary and upper primary schools as mannered.