Education can be fun, atleast for ICSE school students who can now study Harry Potter and Tintin as characters.
According to a report in The Times of India, the Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has prescribed some of the most popular books like Harry Potter for junior and middle-school students while laying down a uniform syllabus for all schools to follow from the 2017-18 session.
Besides Potter and Tintin, the curriculum will include popular graphic novels such as Amar Chitra Katha and Asterix and the American cartoonist Art Spiegelman’s Holocaust saga ‘Maus’ for Classes from 3 to 8.
Kids will also read about Feluda, Poirot and Holmes and read about Bilbo Baggins in JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit. The students will also get a chance to study autobiographies of known people like APJ Abdul Kalam.
There is something for Classes 1 and 2 children also. They will get their fill of Noddy with lots of illustration.
CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon said on Wednesday that if some schools fail to introduce the recommended texts in the coming academic session, they would be granted a year’s extension.
As per the proposed curriculum, nursery students must spend 800 instructional hours per year in school. Similarly, students from Classes 1 to 5 must receive 900 hours of instruction every year in school and those in classes 6 to 8, 1000 hours of instruction respectively.