Jul 1, Private school operators have disagreed with the government’s decision to implement a new curriculum for students studying in class 11 from the 2077 academic session.
The Association of Higher Education and Secondary Schools (HISAN) has taken a stand that students should not be made an additional burden, contrary to the international practice of reducing the burden of students in the current situation.
Secretary of the association Ram Hari Silval said that they have reached a formal decision not to implement the new curriculum in the current situation where the academic session has to be completed in six to seven months and it is difficult to prepare students and teachers for teaching.
He clarified that with the addition of subjects in class 11, schools should pay attention to many issues including physical infrastructure and teacher preparation. The government said that the new curriculum will be implemented from class 11 from 2077 BS.
According to the government’s preparations, three compulsory subjects will now have to be studied in class 11. Three subjects will be made compulsory by studying Nepali, English and social studies. Earlier, only two subjects, Nepali and English, were compulsory in class 11.
Silval said that the government should not implement a new curriculum in class 11 when the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) of class 10 could not be conducted and there was confusion about the examinations of class 11 and 12. As about 70 percent of the students in class 11 are studying in private secondary schools, the association has demanded to work in coordination with them. This news is published in today’s Gorkhapatra daily.
Students and Discipline
Discipline means complete obedience to certain rules and regulations. It is important for the progress of society and the development of one’s personality as well. It is all the more important for the students.
Since student life is a period of learning and grooming, a student needs to be sincere, dedicated, firm and focused to his goals. Discipline plays significant role in shaping his personality and molding his character.
A student needs to be very punctual to his routine. He should be very regular and sincere to his studies. He should be hard working. He should always be ready and active in various other extracurricular activities. He should remain active and smart. He should learn how to face difficult situations and how to win over them.
A student is the future of the country. It is he who has to take the responsibility of the country. He should be healthy and fit. Physical education is as important for students as to be studious and sincere at studies. A student should always be in good health and fitness. For this he should get up early in the morning. He should take exercise daily. He should play game of his choice daily. It is well known that a healthy body has a healthy mind. His mind will be strong and sharp only when he is physically strong, fit and healthy.
The biggest task of a student is to study. A student should be very devoted and sincere to his studies. He should be very punctual. He should know the importance of time. He should regularly do his home work. He should have an urge to learn new things. He should have respect for his teachers and elders. He should be very cooperative with his friends. He should help the needy.
Discipline demands self-control and dedication. One who cannot control himself cannot control others. He has to dedicate his individuality in the larger interest of society. Discipline is a virtue. It needs to be cultivated from early childhood. It cannot be developed overnight. It takes time and requires patience. When discipline is enforced, it fails to bring the desired result. True essence of discipline is lost when it is enforced. The man becomes more a machine and less a human being.
Student life is the formation period of life. The foundation of adulthood is laid down during the time. The man grows with the habits and manners acquired at that time. These things hardly change. So a student should be much disciplined in his student life. One who is disciplined raises high in life. Life of great men is examples of discipline. The great men have made mark in their lives, because they strictly follow their goals with all the earnestness and sincerity.
So, we should try to be disciplined from the early stage of life. Both at school and at home they should be made to follow the rules of discipline. Parents, teachers and elders have significant role to play. A student should always learn good habits. This will lead to the formation of a good society and nation as well.