Computer education to be compulsory for class XI, XII

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Chandigarh, Nov 2 (UNI) The Haryana School Education Board has decided to make Computer Education compulsory for class eleven from 2008-09 and for class twelve from 2009-10.

A Board spokesman said it would be compulsory for the students to study and appear for the computer examination. However, getting through it would not be compulsory.

He said the syllabi of Computer Education would be prepared after consulting experts of IT companies like NASSCOM.

The Board had also decided to make five subjects--English, Hindi, Science, Mathematics and Social Science--compulsory in Secondary class from the next academic session and to make sixth subject elective in order to enhance the quality of education in the state.

He said the examination of the elective subject would be conducted internally at the level of the schools. The schools would send the results of those students who would opt for elective subject in grading to the Board and the latter would include it in the certificate of Secondary class.

A Research Wing would also be set up in the Board to further raise the standard of education in the state.

The Research Wing, he said, would study the best school teaching practices in the country and on the basis of that study qualitative improvement in syllabi, teaching-learning processes, conduct of examinations and teacher-oriented programmes would be made.

UNI

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