CHENNAI: Since the new State syllabus has not been fully translated to Tamil, the last date to give feedback may get extended until mid-December, according to an official source in the State Council of Educational Research and Training.
“We might take another week to ten days before we completely translate the syllabus to Tamil. Once we do that, we will give more time to receive feedback in Tamil,” the official said adding that a lot of importance has been given to vernacular language in this new syllabus as advised by the new Right To Education (RTE) Act.
This was a move taken in the direction to emphasise on conceptual understanding of subjects instead of giving importance to English alone.
“Primary education builds the foundation for analytical thinking. When students are taught concepts instead of a language at a primary level, they will learn to critically analyse the subject as they grow,” the official said.
He added that students from several technical courses keep looking for IT jobs because their technical foundation in other fields is not as strong.