Indian education must go from MOTS to HOTS: Sibal

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Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, Aug 24: According to the latest media reports, the HRD minster, Kapil Sibal on Monday, Aug 24 emphasised on the importance of teaching Hindi in schools, pitched for a uniform core curriculum for Mathematics and Science for all school boards along with revealing the plan to scrap class tenth board exams.

Addressing the Council of Boards of Secondary Education, Sibal said, "Our education system should change from MOTS (More of the Same) to HOTS (High Order Thinking Skills). We should create knowledge which will be used by other people. Now we are a recipient of knowledge and in the future we should produce the knowledge."

According to a CNN-IBN report, the government is planning to introduce a grading system for Class 10. The students will be assessed based on grades and not marks. The assessment will also take place throughout the year instead of just one exam.

Batting for Hindi, Sibal said, "Hindi should be taught along with the regional language. Some students are exceptionally good in their mother tongues. They should learn other languages too."

Also, proposing a core curriculum for Mathematics and Science, the Union Minister suggested, "We should set up a system of core curriculum in respect of professional courses. There should a core curriculum for Maths and Science. This will ensure the level of uniform and equivalence of quality."

Apart from all this, Mr Sibal spoke about the need for independent accreditation body for school education, enactment of Children's Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, encouraging private investments in education, reviewing the functioning of existing deemed universities and the need for a regulatory authority in higher education.

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