Music lessons for special children

NT NETWORK

Panaji

In a bid to tap the extraordinary music potential seen in
some special children, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary
Education has introduced music subjects namely vocal, harmonium and guitar for
special children studying in Class IX and Class XI, from this academic year.

“The subjects would be introduced to special children in
Class X and Class XII from the next academic year,” informed a Goa Board official,
adding that in the future, the Goa Board could introduce these subjects to the
general students studying in the same classes.

“These subjects
will be handled by the faculties at the Goa College of Music,” the official
added, stating that the Board of Studies (Music) of Goa Board also comprises
the Goa College of Music staff.

The music classes will have both, theory as well as
practical sections.

Interestingly, the syllabus for Children With Special
Needs (CWSN) studying from Class IX to Class XII was modified to their
individual needs by Goa Board, if they found it difficult to cope with the
curriculum in force. The Academic Council of the Goa Board had approved an
improvised the Scheme for Special Children, in the past.

The number of Children With Special Needs appearing for
the SSC and HSSC examinations as conducted by the Goa Board is on the rise in
Goa, since past few years.

It was further informed that the Goa Board has revised
the syllabus for commerce-based subjects under the vocational stream, for the
higher secondary section.

“This revised
syllabus for Class XI will be implemented from the academic year 2020-21, while
for Class XII implemented from the academic year 2021-22,” the official stated,
pointing out that the subjects with revised syllabus (scope and limitation)
include Banking, Insurance, Computer Application and Accountancy.

The Board of Studies (Commerce-based subjects) of the Goa
Board has already submitted the revised syllabus for these subjects.

“This revision of syllabus is a routine exercise
undertaken to upgrade the syllabus in modern context,” the Goa Board official
noted.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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