BJP-led government in Goa is all set to introduce Yoga in the curriculum of the state board, as a part of the value education program, in the schools of Goa. Talking about the same Chief Minister, Manohar Parikhar said, "The syllabus of the Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education has become easy compared to CBSE. We will improve the syllabus by giving thrust on quality education in the curriculum".
Parrikar said that the concept of value education has been added to the curriculum under which students will be taught about the importance of personal hygine, following traffic rules, civic sense and yoga.
"The composite package of the value education is being prepared by the experts. A team of 20-25 people who are experts in this field are on their job and the entire package will be placed before the people for their feedback" the chief minister said.
Recalling his school days he said that achieving 60-65 percent marks were big achievement then but today percentages have gone much higher.
He further said "the government is busy preparing the concept on how to improve the quality of education in the state which would be placed before the stakeholders. Stating the need to improve the syllabus, Parrikar said that the increasing passing percentage of students for board exam means that the students are either getting intelligent, teachers are teaching well or the question papers are set easy".