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Friday, April 12, 2019

After goof-up, PSEB to review all textbooks

After goof-up, PSEB to review all textbooks

Karam Prakash

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 11

Following multiple goof-ups in school textbooks, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Thursday ordered a review of all textbooks of the last three academic sessions.

The decision to review the textbooks ordered by PSEB Chairman Manohar Kant came after The Tribune highlighted some of the glaring errors in the textbooks concerned. The PSEB Chairman has already roped in a few experts to scan the textbooks to find the mistakes, if there are any. Moreover, he has also ordered day-to-day reporting of the review process, which will be supervised by him.

The department has already been facing flak from many quarters for printing incorrect hymn of Guru Nanak Dev in Class X textbook and replacing freedom fighter Sukhdev’s photo with Rajguru’s in Class IV Punjabi textbook.

Reacting to the errors by the board, Kant said, “We are concerned about the mistakes in the school textbooks. The board will now identify and rectify the mistakes in all textbooks.”

“Any wrong printing or error not only brings a bad name to the board but also is a moral crime. It is the need of the hour to review the books so that the board or the students do not have to pay for the mistakes done by others,” Kant added.

Meanwhile, teachers claimed that instead of taking action against erring officials, the board had only ordered to review the textbooks. Vikram Dev, a teacher, said, “Until now not a single official has faced action. It is high time that the government should fix accountability and take action against responsible officials.”

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