The Tripura Board of Secondary Education took the decision after a two-day-long meeting

Agartala: In a bid to boost the quality of education in the state, the Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) has announced that it will introduce 15 new optional subjects in addition to five main subjects from the academic session starting April 2020.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, state education minister Ratan Lal Nath said that a nine-member committee has been formed to review and select the optional subjects for the students of Class XI. This will help the students in scoring more marks if he or she fails to score in the main papers.

“We have formed a high-level committee with members from various schools to introduce new subjects for the students of Class XI. In the CBSE, there are almost 55 such additional subjects. After a two-day meeting, the committee has selected 15 subjects which include Yoga, Tourism, Banking, and Insurance, Marketing and Sales, Music, Food Production, Health, IT, Physical Education, Electronics and Hardware, Agriculture, Security, Fashion and Wellness, etc,” Nath said.

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He also said that the main subjects include English, Bengali or Kokborok, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) would procure the books from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

“After the formation of the new BJP-IPFT government in the state, we have given priority to education. Such an initiative would help students to boost their knowledge and would also help them to score better,” the minister said.

Apart from this, the minister also said that commerce stream has been introduced in seven government schools, science stream in three schools and one high school has been upgraded to higher secondary school this year.

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