Kochi: Emphasising on the need to remodel
the primary school syllabus, former President A P J Abdul
Kalam on Saturday said the curriculum needs to be "creative" with
focus on skill development of students.
"The primary education syllabus should change. There
should be a creative syllabus and creative classrooms," Kalam
said in his inaugural address at `Siddhi 2020`, the National
Service Scheme`s (NSS) skill development campaign at a
government school in nearby Edappally north.
"In a decade`s time, with about 300-500 million youth
attaining employable age, there is a need to re-work the
school syllabus of students from classes IX to XII by
allotting 25 per cent of their time (in school) for skill
development," he said.
The people`s representatives should push for this, he
Kalam said his vision for 2020 was a corruption free
nation where the urban-rural divide would be reduced to a thin
line and there would be adequate distribution of energy and
good quality of life.