Students will be introduced to scientific waste disposal for the first time from the academic year 2019-20. The syllabus, prepared by the Pune-based Mutha Foundation with inputs from the state department of science and technology, will be part of the ‘moolya vardhan’ programme.
The programme took shape when former chief minister late Manohar Parrikar, as education minister, said that value education imparted in schools during the days of yore was lacking today. He also said that introducing the subject of civic sense at the school level was important to resolve the civic issues Goa is facing, like garbage management and traffic management.
Accordingly, during the current academic year 2018-19, road safety was introduced in government schools starting from Class III and VI.
Waste management will be introduced from June in Class III in government and government-aided schools and will be taken up in a phased manner thereon. Similarly, the programme on road safety is likely to be introduced in Class V from June and extended from government schools to government-aided schools. These subjects will be supplementary to the existing curriculum.