Alifiya Khan is an Assistant Editor with The Indian Express, Pune. She writes on Higher and Technical Education, School Education, Communities and related stuff. She has worked with Hindustan Times, DNA, Midday before joining The Indian Express in 2014.
Since the state started implementing the Pragat Shaikshanik Maharashtra scheme three months ago, almost 100 per cent schools, which enrolled for it, qualified for being advanced within three-four months.
While the state government is developing its own audio-visual content which will soon be uploaded on the SCERT website, the teachers are also expected to search for learning materials on other websites.
SCERT Director Govind Nandede confirmed that the responsibility of drafting syllabus for Class IX and X has been given to the body and preliminary stage discussions have begun, but the government has not issued any official notification to this effect
It has been nearly four months since the new academic year began. Parents say that allotment letters were sent to them in April and they were promised that their children would now study at ‘posh’ schools.