The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today reported that it has chosen to reduce its syllabus for class 9 to 12 for academic year 2020-2021 by decreasing upon 30% so as to compensate for academic loss in the midst of novel coronavirus pandemic.
“Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9th to 12th,” said Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development.
CBSE Reduced Syllabus by 30% for Class 9 to Class 10
The reduction in the syllabus will be regarding holding the core concepts, the HRD minister included.
“Considering the importance of achieving the level of learning, the syllabus has been rationalised to the extent possible by retaining the core concepts,” CBSE said in a statement.
The board likewise referenced that the heads of schools and teachers may ensure that the topics that have been decreased are also disclosed to the students to the degree required to associate various subjects.
“However the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for Internal Assessment and year-end Board Examination,” the statement read.
Alternative Academic Calendar and contributions from the NCERT on transacting the educational curriculum using various techniques may likewise be a part of the instructing teaching method.
Pokhriyal likewise included that he had received more than 1,500 proposals from educationists the nation over on the decrease of the syllabus under the hashtag #SyllabusForStudents2020.
A similar proposition was drawn by Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia n April where he urged the HRD Minister to lessen the current curriculum by 30% for the following academic year inferable from the difficulties in completing the syllabus in the midst of the novel coronavirus flare-up in the nation.
Sisodia also recommended that the all-India placement tests, such as, JEE, NEET for the following academic year ought to be directed based on the decreased curriculum as it were.
On Sunday, CBSE and Facebook partnered to launch curriculum on “digital safety and online well-being” and “Augmented Reality” for students and educators, Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said.
As per CBSE authorities, the comprehensive curriculum is planned for guaranteeing on the online well-being of understudies and setting them up for the future of work.
“I congratulate CBSE and Facebook on its partnership to introduce certified programmes in Augmented Reality for teachers and Digital Safety and online-wellbeing for students. I encourage the teachers and students to apply for the programmes commencing on July 6,” Nishank tweeted.
Prior, in the midst of the progressing coronavirus pandemic, the instructive board had disclosed to Supreme Court that the pending board exams for class 10 and 12, which were scheduled to happen from 1-15 July, were currently dropped.
The education board said that it would conduct the rest of the exams when the conditions become favorable.
Colleges and schools the nation over have been shut since 16 March 16 when the central government reported a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the Covid-19 episode. Afterward, an across the nation lockdown was forced from 25 March so as to battle the infection. While the government has facilitated a few limitations, schools and universities keep on staying shut at any rate till 31 July until further orders from the Center.