The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board [GSHSEB] has planned to introduce 2 separate textbooks in Maths subject for 10th class students. The students who aren’t willing to pursue the Science stream and are afraid of Mathematics in higher secondary, the new books will be helpful. With two separate textbooks prepared in a simplified form, GSHSEB officials have introduced them for class 10 students.
Gujarat state government is planning to introduce 2 separate textbooks for Mathematics in the 10th class board exam. If the government introduces the two textbooks then, it’s the restoration of the method the state board has been following for 3 decades. Earlier, this formula was implemented when students weren’t interested to choose the Science stream had only Elementary Maths in the syllabus.
The Central Board of Secondary Education follows a similar method. It provides 2 separate mathematics books for two different groups of students. There is a valid reason behind the Gujarat board to get back to the same old method of implementing the syllabus. Due to the weak performance of the students in Mathematics subject, the education board of Gujarat has planned to introduce two separate textbooks for the 10th class Maths subject.
Most of the students fail this subject. As a result, the outcome of the students cut down to a higher rate eventually increasing the drop out percentage. Even this year, the state confronted a similar situation of 10th class students. This year, out of 7.92 lakh students, only 4.81 lakh students could pass the 10th board exams. It means the state had witnessed only a 60.76 pass percentage this year.
To evade this, the primary committee of the education board in the state discussed the problem last year and planned to introduce 2 sets of books for mathematics. One is a higher level for those who are willing to pursue Science in higher secondary education. On the other hand, the lower level is for those who want to choose the General stream.
The education board also sent this proposal to the Gujarat State Government for approval. Vinod Rao, the education secretary of the state said, ‘We have received the proposal and the government is seriously thinking it over. The poor performance in mathematics leads to an increased drop-out rate, which is more problematic.’