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CBSE set to review books of private publishers taught in schools

While An Environmental Science Textbook Prescribed By Delhi Schools Recently Attracted Ire Of Animal Activists For Suggesting Students To Kill A Kitten For An Experiment, A Class 12 Sociology Book Taught In Pune Cited Ugliness And Physical Disability Of A Girl As Reasons Behind The Dowry Issue Prevalent In The Country.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Feb 2017, 12:02:55 AM
CBSE (File photo)

New Delhi:

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to review textbooks of private publishers taught in its affiliated schools, a board official said on Monday.

The move comes after a controversy over content oftextbooks of private publishers sparked a debate on thelack of scrutiny of curriculum taught to children.

"CBSE officials will now conduct a periodic review of thetextbooks of private publishers prescribed in our affiliatedschools," the official said.

"The decision has been reached after consultations with the NCERT and HRD Ministry," the official added.

While an environmental science textbook prescribed by Delhi schools recently attracted ire of animal activists for suggesting students to "kill a kitten" for an experiment, a Class 12 Sociology book taught in Pune cited "ugliness" and physical disability of a girl as reasons behind the dowry issue prevalent in the country. 

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First Published : 27 Feb 2017, 11:58:00 PM