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Jumbled text, mixed-up lessons: DK DDPI to recall faulty textbooks after complaints pour in

By Storyinfinity for Daijiworld

Mangaluru, Jun 8: Incomplete text, repeated chapters, mixed-up syllabus - these are what welcome the students of higher primary and high schools to the new academic year in Bantwal taluk. At least eight schools have flagged the BEO over the faulty textbooks issued to their students this year.

"Teachers are expected to complete their syllabus on time, but with such textbooks how will the teachers teach and how can students study? There is a need for the education department to ensure that such blunders are avoided," says a teacher from a Vittal school on condition of anonymity.

For instance in the class 8, Kannada text book only has the first lesson ‘Buddhana Salahe’, the rest of it has mathematics subject printed on it. Similarly, the eighth standard Kannada medium’s mathematics textbook had Kannada language lessons in between.

While the eighth standard social science textbook for English medium has also lessons printed in Kannada language, in the ninth standard text book the old and new syllabus have both been printed.

"Ninth standard lesson ‘Aralikatte’ has been printed instead of lesson ‘Asi-Masi-Krishi’, in the tenth standard second language Kannada textbook," says Vidya (name changed) a high school student of a Vittal school.

In some text books, pages are missing, leaving lessons incomplete while the seventh standard science textbooks may look a little bulky with lessons being repeated.

"Some of the books have been published by Diganta Mudrana and books with repeated lessons are published by Manipal Press," a teacher from Vittal informs.

Bantwal taluk block education officer Shivaprakash N says that the issue has been brought to his notice. "We have noticed that the books which have been distributed in Banwal taluk have issues. The BEO office has received complaints from eight schools and a total of 79 textbooks which have been distributed have been reported to be faulty. The textbooks with errors will be replaced," he says.

According to the BEO, some of the schools have already exchanged the faulty books with the correct textbooks.

He says the errors in the books are not a result of printing mistake, but seem more like a mistake while binding was done. We have informed the publishers about the faulty books, directing them to replace the books. A report has also been sent to the Karnataka Textbook Society, he adds.

Bantwal taluk has a total of 396 schools and around 60,050 students. A total of 4,06,203 textbooks need to be distributed to the students of which 4,02,925 have already been distributed.

"We have received complaints from schools from Bantwal taluk. We have sent notifications to schools in other parts of the district to check for mistakes in textbooks and inform the DDPI office. All the books with errors will be returned to the publisher and will be replaced at the earliest,” said DK deputy director of public instruction (DDPI) Shivaramaiah.

He also adds that the state education department, gives tenders to publish the textbooks to various publishers. Hence, the mistake is not in the syllabus but on part of the publisher, who has jumbled up the textbooks and pages while publishing.

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    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    First thing you should scrap this BIRITISH system of education which educate you as a BOGUS !! In real life you find yourself miserable and no where matching to what you learnt from so called UNIVERSITIES !!!!

    You can succeed only when you wear saffron color dress with NAAMA sit somewhere start your own product and name it AYURVEDA patanjali - sell brinjol kakkadi, lemon green chilli, Soji, sukkuroonde, kalthaappa, chippad juice you will be corporate CEO and will able to buy a Island in CHINA

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Jun 9 2018

    @Pedda Gunda mangalore,Also then you can give a start ,rest will follow.Can only laugh at this system .we are in digital timings and still not able to bringout a simple schoolbooks for primary school.Thats our smartcity ?Iam sure it is certainly mistakes from printing press .why cant one check before bringing out and distribute?Press or printers shoud have checked it.I dont understand why should be syllebus change every year and all this chaos can be spared to all.Same chaos in school,offices,and in Parliment too.

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  • JK, southkanara

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    One of the writer has written - we have some fools like VHP/BD fight on religion on text books...Uneducated broots.... That means we Hindus who believe in God, visit temples, offer our prayers and follow it in good faith are BROOTS !! Mind your language man... VHP is a organization that is aimed to protect our beliefs and rituals we follow... nothing to do with your gutter Politics... You mean all swamijis who guide us on this platform are BROOTS ... INCLUDING VEERENDRA HEGGADE, SHANKARACHAYA OF SHRINGERI MATT, AMMA - spiritual Guru who bless every humanbeing on this earth, also supports VHP and its programs... So all are Broots.....
    Editor of this portal also should focus on not publishing such views which hurts a lot for those who are away from all politics and concentrate on spiritual things without harming anybody....

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  • JK, southkanara

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    Learn Kannada and Maths together.... Good Idea.... Education dept. and its concerned Officers and Ministers are well worsed with these jugal bandhi.... Totally a new Bhagya by our State Govt specially for Students... This shows total negligence on the part of checking the topics and its printing process... No body is bothered to have a glance at least before it is being distributed....

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    affects of siddu bhagya.

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  • manoj, mangalore

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    What a stupid comment. Did Siddu printed that book.

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  • Ramesh S, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    Who is our education minister. election finished long back. Democracy also saved. So where is the minister.

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  • Paul, Managlore

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    This happens when youn have uneducated ministers... Let it be any party......Politicians only want minister berth to make money,..... Suffers are students...... Lter teachers & school is blamed because the teaching is not good..
    And we have some fools like VHP/BD fight on religion on text books...Uneducated broots....

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    Where are those who protested yesterday ?

    Can you guys voice against this too ??

    Well, bring the Rikshaw-drivers too, no problem !

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    some gujarati rss might have been involved in karnataka text book mix-ups.

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  • Ravi, Kapu

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    Some people seem have to have a lot of problem with RSS. They should do something to stop them. Coming here and crying won't help

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    rss, vhp is the root hurdle 2 nationalism & fundamentalism.

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  • True Indian, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    If they make Kannada as a second language Congress will win.

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  • Well wisher, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    No need to blame anyone for this... we need to blame us. We are proud to elect 10th or 12th standard pass ministers to rule us and rule our education system.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    Modi would have been blamed had he won elections in Karnataka ...

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  • neeth, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    In that case, Modi is to be blamed.... he did win Karnataka election..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 8 2018

    Why did Yeddyurappa flee from Assembly ...

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