By Our Correspondent, TNT News | SHILLONG, Nov 25, 2017:
The teachers’ associations in the State have welcomed the selection of the new text books introduce by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE).
While welcoming the steps taken by MBOSE, the Khasi Jaintia Deficit School Teachers’ Association and Garo Hills Deficit School Teachers’ Association stated that they are satisfied with the overall process of selection of new textbooks by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE).
“We welcome the selection of the new text books by the Board,” Khasi Jaintia Deficit School Teachers’ Association and chairman of the joint meeting, ED Nongsiang told reporters on Saturday here.
He said that after hearing from members of the review committee who are experienced teachers in various subjects, it seems that that the review of the new books was elaborately done and a great deal if time was taken to review and recommend the first, second and third preference of the books.
Nongsiang also said that the entire processes of reviewing the textbooks started in March – April this year and even the symposiums for teachers were conducted in Tura and Shillong in the month of June.
“In July, the Expression of Interest (EoI) was issued to the various publishers where time for the publisher to submit their proposal was also given before October 10 followed by a review committee meeting in October 17 and the review work was completed on November 3,” he said adding that later, the decoding of the books was done on November 9 and finally list of books was notified on November 14.
“We are fully satisfied of what the board has done as far as the overall process of selection of new textbooks is concern since it has been ten years since the books has not been change and they need to be updated,” he said adding that they have also discussed with the board authorities as far as the price of the books are concern for the board to further negotiate with publisher so that it would not affect the buyers.
Commenting on the scenario of education in the state, Nongsiang said “The CBSE/ICSE scenario also has to be taken into consideration including the pattern of settings which should be in line with the CBSE/ICSE pattern.”