HYDERABAD:Ending the dilemma over composite courses for class IX and X, the Telangana government has finally decided to scrap them altogether from the current academic year( 2014-15) for both the classes.
A GO released by the School Education Department on Wednesday read that the annual exams for this academic year will be conducted without the composite courses. Which means there will be three language courses carrying 100 marks each. Telugu or Urdu, Hindi and English languages will be the first, second and third languages respectively.
In addition, the government has decided to introduce Arabic and Sanskrit languages as second language courses. But this provision will come into effect only from next academic year (2015-16).
As the government’s earlier decision to introduce composite courses faced criticism from both teachers and the officials of the education department, the government had to revise the reforms.
The officials from SSC Board also wrote to the government asking to introduce minor languages of composite courses as separate language courses.
Studying a course for merely 20 marks will not serve any purpose, is what seems to be the idea behind this suggestion. Even the students also will not be able to pay enough attention to the course in such case. Moreover, it makes the students learn four languages which is against the ideal equation of three language courses, said an official from the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT).