TN: Textbooks with jumbled pages, inverted pics give students a hard time
- Class VI and Class VIII students complained of erroneous textbooks.
- The complaint was taken to the Chief Education Officer.
- A report has been sought from the District Education Officer for the number of such erroneous books.
The education system in Tamil Nadu seems to have reached a new marksmanship, after the NEET unrest. In fact, the department has been in news since 2011 when it had to revoke over 3 lakh textbooks of Class XI after it named Karunanidhi as the CM of Tamil Nadu, instead of Jayalalithaa. The content was rectified, but the preface was not, that too until 2015.
In a similar, if not grievous goof up, the students now have to deal with jumbled pages and inverted photographs. Students of a few government schools in Sulur district had a hard time figuring out the page sequences and the pictures in their text books. Teachers said that the textbooks provided by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation for Class VI students for the second term had the above-mentioned issues.
The issue magnified when the students did not have any clue as to which chapters were being taught in class. The same issue was cited by Class VIII students too. Incidentally, the issue was brought to the notice of the authorities in the School Education Department in Coimbatore.
Meanwhile, the office of the Chief Education Officer said that it has asked the District Education Officer to assess the problem. The latter has been asked to report the number of erroneous books, comprising jumbled up pages, smudged pages, etc. Appropriate action will be taken after that, the authorities said, speaking to the the Deccan Chronicle.