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Top executives urged to highlight concerns on education system

October 3, 2015 7:55 pm

The Education Ministry wants top executives to highlight any concerns they may have about the education system.

Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy has turned the spotlight on top executives asking what their stand is on a proposal by heads of schools not to make mathematics a compulsory subject.

“What do you think of having mathematics as a compulsory subject with the current discourse that we’re having. The opponents are arguing that mathematics in year 12 is not needed as it’s too advanced while I agree. We want to have mathematics compulsory up to year 12 and 13 so that even though they may not need that integration, calculus etc for day to day activity but that will allow them to develop analytical and logical thinking skills.”

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Reddy says there have been a lot of discussions about the proposal in the social media and newspapers letters to the editor columns.

He says mathematics should remain compulsory as it’s designed to develop and prepare a student for analytical and logical thinking.

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