The very old English novel, “Goodbye Mr. Chips” by James Hilton has been removed from the syllabus after 55 years. The novel was being taught to the students across Punjab Textbook Board.
As soon as the news of the removal of the novel came on the surface, it spread like wild fire on social media. Punjab Textbook Board has decided to replace Goodbye Mr. Chips with an essay that will be detailing the life of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). People started commenting randomly over the change in the syllabus.
Here are some of the public reviews. People appreciated the sagacious step taken by the PTI Government. They were quite eager for this change to happen.
A change in intermediate curriculum announced as
“Good Bye Mr. Chips” is now replaced by “Stories From The Prophet’s(PBUH) Life” in English 2nd year book after 56 years! pic.twitter.com/Ozsr2g60R8
— K A S H I S H 🇵🇰 (@Kashish_Naeem) March 13, 2019
Shukar…Warna Chips jesa boring insaan aj tak nahi dekha…😪😂🙊 pic.twitter.com/x7Kci4SwWh
— Maira💜 (@Mairalacious) March 13, 2019
— Hira Ali (@Hira_Ali001) March 13, 2019
GooD Bye Mr.Chips
Punjab board has finally decide to remove all novels of Mr.Chips from Intermediate Syllabus these chapter will be replaced by life of Holy Prophet (PBUH)
GOOD STEP GOVERNMENT❤ pic.twitter.com/ryXzeah25F
— Ayesha❤ (@Ayesha40728) March 13, 2019
But a handful of people, who were rather attached to the novel, lamented its absence from the syllabus.
Novel ‘Goodbye Mr Chips’ excluded from Academic course after renaming part of FSc 2nd year for 55 years!
Although, this novel was hated by students but for me it was a very emotional story, tilting my interest towards lectureship.
Good Bye Mr Chips.
You will be missed. 😔 pic.twitter.com/PUbysHJHYe
— AhmAd IbrAhim (@AhmAdTipu7) March 13, 2019
Mr.Chips was a good piece of literature
— 🦋 (@mughalThinks) March 13, 2019
Personall, I very much liked the novel “Goodbye Mr Chips”. I felt good when I could discuss it with my father, uncles, brothers and non English teachers#GoodbyeMrChips
— Adnan A Malik (@adnan_a_malik) March 13, 2019
Reason for why students don’t like the novel, was perhaps the large portion that novel was having adding that the novel was quite outmoded. But somehow, there were students who actually enjoyed reading the novel and were much concerned about the story.
— Faisal Sajjad (@FaisalSajjad402) March 13, 2019
— Muddaser Abbas (@AbbasMuddaser) March 13, 2019
Fucking hell. Goodbye Mr Chips has been removed from the curriculum.
— Rao (@CasualRao) March 12, 2019
Well, for me, the replacement of the novel with the tales from the life of Holy Prophet (PBUH) is really very interesting as well as a wise step taken by the government.