Vice President urges school syllabi to be reduced by fifty percent

Vice President urges school syllabi to be reduced by fifty percent
Abhay Anand | Oct 24, 2018 - 7:04 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 24: Emphasising on the need for practical learning and importance of sports in child’s growth the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that all school syllabi in the country should be reduced by fifty percent and Students should learn 50% from their Classrooms and 50% from Playgrounds.

The Vice President interacting with the Students of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, in Hyderabad said that it is important to learn from books, he said that it is good to know facts and understand theories, but it is more important to be able to understand concepts and to gauge their practical applications. It is important to learn to do things, to develop practical and pragmatic wisdom.

The Vice President said that whole examinations should be based on measuring the child’s capacity simply to question the things around him or her. This will encourage young people to never be content with the status quo and help to make change a relatively easy process, he said.

The Vice President urged the young students to never let their marks define or restrict them in any way. You are much more than the numbers on your report card, he added.

The President opined that education imparted should be all encompassing, comprehensive and holistic. He further said that only half the school time should be spent in classrooms learning, the other half should be spent in playgrounds and in nature. Some of life’s crucial lessons are learnt by the children from playgrounds, such as sportsmanship, empathy and teamwork, he added.

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