Agartala: To enable an easier switch over from the existing Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) to National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum, the Tripura government will impart training to some 40,660 school teachers in the new format from the next academic session beginning April.

The NCERT curriculum would be introduced in nearly 5,000 Tripura government-run schools, and the education department has undertaken a five-day training programme on the same for the school teachers, who are teaching nearly 7.30 lakh government school students.

Meanwhile, experts from the NCERT are training these teachers in five phases.

Textbooks and other teaching materials of NCERT have also been translated into Bengali as over 85% of the government school students are taught in Bengali.

The initiative has come in the light of a study conducted by the school education department which observed that there are distinct variations and differences between the course curriculum and syllabi of TBSE and those of the national school syllabus developed by the NCERT. This leaves most of the aspiring youths of Tripura in a disadvantageous position when it comes to competing in national level joint entrance examinations and other professional competitions, compared to those following national school curriculum.

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