Nali Kali destroys students' learning abilities: AISEC

Activity-based learning dilutes the very concept of reading, writing and arithmetic

  Participants at the convention on Nali Kali, organised by the All India Save Education Committee in Bangalore on Tuesday. DH PhotoProf G Venkatasubbaiah, a committee member and a former principal, emphasised that the alphabetical system of learning has been scientifically proven for the development of children.

“Children who have learnt alphabet systematically rarely make mistakes. Bringing in the new method of learning through Nali Kali is a disaster. Implementing the programme in 49,000 government schools is a largescale destruction of learning abilities,” Prof Venkatasubbaiah pointed out.

Prof S R Rohidekar, retired joint director, Department of Public Instruction said, “Nali Kali gives more emphasis to singing and dancing rather than learning. The outcome of this programme should not be assessed by the teachers involved in its planning but by an independent committee of educationists.” The activity based learning  project dilutes the very concept of  reading, writing and arithmetic which are the essential blocks to pursue education.

Citing the example of  H D Kote, which was selected for the implementation of Nali Kali Programme, T M Kumar, former director, Department of Public Instruction said, the programme was a complete failure.

“The manuals handed out at H D Kote do not contain the publisher’s name which indicates the lack of accountability. If Nali Kali is believed to be the best method, then why is it implemented in government schools and not in private schools,” Kumar questioned.

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