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NCERT adaptation for English, Science, Math books, for now


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SHILLONG, Jan 10: The Education department has decided to go ahead with adaptation of English, Science and Mathematics NCERT textbooks this academic session, while the full adaptation will start from 2025.
“Launch was January 16, but due to the visit of the President to Shillong and Tura, we will reschedule the launch,” said Education Minister Rakkam A Sangma on Wednesday.
Stating that they will make the textbooks available by the end of this month, he said, “The process of inclusion and deletion is being done by MBoSE. They have the academic wing and experts. We have adapted English, Science and Maths”. “There may be slight changes here and there. For Math, 99.9 per cent will be the same. For Social Science, the whole year we will do the addition and deletion,” he said.
Informing that an expert committee will be formed and local content will be added for which the exercise will go on for a whole year, he said, “The year 2025 will be the academic session to start with full availability of adopted textbooks. As of now, there are many schools affiliated to the MBoSE which are not using the MBoSE prescribed textbooks. Therefore, we are making it mandatory that all the schools in the state to use MBoSE prescribed textbooks”. “This year we may not be able to completely enforce it due to some limitations but from 2025, we will ensure all schools use only MBoSE prescribed textbooks,” he added.
He also said this academic session, the government is allowing the vernacular schools to continue with the existing Garo and Khasi books. “However, English version of the NCERT books will be available, and schools which want to go ahead they can. However, in 2025 full translated NCERT adapted textbooks by the state government will be made available,” he said.


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