Claimed to be a step closer to enhance the moral and ethical values right from the student age, Telangana Chief Minister KCR has called for a change in the curriculum from the next academic year. Speaking at a book launch event of “Journey Through Turbulent Times,” written by former DGP HJ Dora, KCR on Thursday made interesting comments which have been drawing criticism from the state educationists. What’s wrong in CM advising a change in curriculum? This is where the bone of contention is! Rather opting with a team of experienced educationists KCR showed his own mark leadership roping in retired policemen and his trusted spiritual guru to frame curriculum. Stating that the education system should focus on removing criminality, inculcate and enhance moral and ethical values in the society. KCR announced that he plans to take advice from Sri Jeeyar Swamy and former DGPs to enhance the education system.
This statement welcomed a wave of criticism which came close on the heels of Telangana competing with Bihar and Rajasthan over illiteracy. On this note, a few of the analysts reiterated the recent stats released by the central government which has Telangana in the top four states with poor literacy rate. The government schools are also stifled with staff shortage which wasn’t addressed from the past few years. Adding to these, the state government has cut down the budget allocated to the education department further worsening the conditions. Summing up, many of the government schools were forced to shut down with a crunch on staff and budget. Amidst these scenarios, KCR calling for syllabus change rather addressing the severe problems was condemned by the Teachers association in the state.