State school education minister Varsha Gaikwad
State school education minister Varsha Gaikwad
ANI

On Saturday, the Maharashtra government approved a proposal by the State Council for Educational Research and Training to reduce school syllabi.

Minister of School Education, Varsha Gaikwad announced a 25% cut in the in the syllabus for Classes 1 to 12. This will be applicable in the academics year 2020-21 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Even though there is COVID-19 crisis in the state of Maharashtra, we have started classes through different mediums from June 15. However, schools are yet to start physically," Gaikwad noted. Despite the situation, she urged people to not feel the stress or pressure of studies.

"Taking this into consideration, the Maharashtra Governement is announcing a 25% cut in the syllabus of Standard 1 to Standard 12 for the academic year of 2020-21. The reduced syllabus will soon be available on the website," she said.

The details of the reduced syllabus will soon be made available online.

Further details awaited.

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