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English textbooks may soon have passages from Abdul Kalam's autobiography

The agenda item has been proposed by CABE member Latif Magdum

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

APJ Abdul Kalam
APJ Abdul Kalam

English language textbooks may soon have passages from the autobiography of late president

The (CABE), the highest body to advise the central and state governments in the field of education, is meeting tomorrow.

"To include passage from the autobiography of Bharat Ratna Dr in the English language textbooks prescribe by the SSC and HSC boards as per the suggestions noted in the meeting held on August 19 last year," the agenda item read.

The agenda item has been proposed by member Latif Magdum, who also suggested setting up of an institute of medical science to run short term certificate courses in first aid, hospital management, ward management and other such areas.

BB Kumar, Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), a body under the HRD Ministry, has recommended a regular policy update in the sphere of education, linking manpower planning and educational planning.

Extension of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Act, 2009 to pre-school and secondary education; mainstreaming of and taking measures to bring them into the fold of education system; improving quality and accountability in are among other issues which will be taken up during the two-day meeting.

First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 14:19 IST