COMPILED BY NIMI KURIAN
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has recommended a rethink on the curriculum load so that basic education could be completed in school itself. He said the overload was destroying the purpose of elementary education.
Releasing the Pratichi Education Report II in Kolkata, Amartya Sen called for an overhaul in children's curriculum in Bengal “right here right now”.
“Those who are first-generation learners do not get parents' support at home and, if they come from economically weaker sections, they can't afford private tuition. As a result, the children of the illiterate tend to remain illiterate,” said Sen.