Ex-ministers slam new syllabi

BANGALORE: Opposing the state government’s move to introduce new syllabi for fifth and eighth standards, two former ministers and Congress leaders, A H Vishwanath and Prof B K Chandrashekhar,

Published: 03rd March 2012 03:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:27 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Opposing the state government’s move to introduce new syllabi for fifth and eighth standards, two former ministers and Congress leaders, A H Vishwanath and Prof B K Chandrashekhar, accused Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri of implementing the hidden agenda of the RSS through education system.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, the leaders, who were education ministers in the state earlier, demanded the government to place before the public the new Social Science syllabi to be introduced this year.

They said the BJP government drafted the new syllabi with a communal agenda and did not take the opinions of experts. The leaders requested secular organisations, political parties, parents’ organisations and teachers’ associations to oppose the government’s move on this issue. Describing the new syllabi as biased and full of distorted facts, they demanded the resignation of State Knowledge Commission Chairman Dr Kasturirangan.

They refuted Kageri’s claim that they were consulted before finalisation of the draft.

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