Shillong: An educationist has urged the Meghalaya government to revoke its decision-making Mathematics and Science non-compulsory pass subjects in the matriculation examination.
“This decision has done damage to the state as these two subjects are important,” St. Edmund’s college Principal Sylvanus Lamare said at the sidelines of the college’s 100-year celebration in 2023
Terming the government’s decision a “blunder”, Lamare said, “This has discouraged a scientific temperament among students who consider these subjects as tough.”
Lamare said there has been a fear surrounding the study of Mathematics and Science among the local students of the state.
He further said that there are few takers among the local students in subjects such as computer science and electronics in the higher level of education as they fail to take math and science in their schools.
“Hope the government seriously rethinks its decision and makes these two subjects compulsory,” Lamare added.
Suggesting that Mathematics can be split into Math I and II like in the past where students who seriously want to pursue the subject can opt for Math II.
“Math I can be elementary chapters, while math II can be a thorough study of the subject,” Lamare suggested.