Roll out of revised education system to begin in May

The new education system developed to replace the discredited 8-4-4 could finally be implemented in May on a pilot basis in lower primary schools, documents seen by the Sunday Nation reveal. The system, which places emphasis on continuous assessment tests (CATs) over one-off examinations, will then be rolled out in January next year covering nursery, Standard One, Two and Three. The revelation comes ahead of a major conference on the curriculum scheduled for January 30 that will discuss the proposed system and schedules. In 2019, the system is expected to…

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Celebrations begin as devotees bring Ganpati home

People in Maharashtra today welcomed the God of good luck and prosperity — Lord Ganesha — to their homes and community pandals amid fanfare as the 10-day-long festival devoted to the state’s most beloved deity commenced with religious fervour. IMAGE: A devotee takes Ganesha for a ride across the city on the first day of the 10-day festival. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters The festival began with devotees, attired in traditional clothes, installing colourfully-crafted idols of the elephant-headed God in their homes and tastefully decorated pandals across the state, including in major…

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