Hyderabad: Textbooks based on the new state curriculum will go to print in this mid February after final approval from chief minister KCR.The revision process informed that all references to AP have been delete from the social sciences and literature. And the drafts will be shown to the CM by this month end for his suggestions after that the final version will go to print.
TRS had promised that the geographical, cultural and literary aspects of Telangana would be incorporated into the school. The curriculum revision committee to delete all reference to Andhra Pradesh. And the directive has been stuck to and changes have accordingly been made in the texts of all classes. Textbooks of class IX and X may not be changed. History will only be focussed on Telangana with hardly any references to AP.
Sources said “Nizam did some good things and some bad things. The texts only contain facts which are very neutral”. The texts do have chapters on the overall geography of the country, which will be continued as they are obviously with changes in the maps.
Sources said “Everything about AP has been removed. There is nothing at all about the neighbouring state .Geography will only be about Telangana.In telugu ,all Andhra poets or chapters bout them have been removed and Telangana literature is substituted”.
Telangana (SCERT) director S.Jagannath Reddy said, “The work on the curriculum is almost complete. Education minister Jagdish Reddy will show the revised texts to chief minister between Jan 27 and 31. His suggestions will also be incorporated and by February 15, we expect printing to begin.” We should see how the chief minister reacts to the change.