CBSE rationalize syllabus for class IX to XII by 30%
Central Board of Secondary education, on Tuesday, decided to rationalize the syllabus for class IX to XII up to 30% for the academic year 2020-2021 to minimize the due to COVID-19. Union HRD minister Ramesh Nishank said that the situation existing in the country is uncertain and therefore it is necessary to reduce the pressure of students and teachers over the period especially from IX to XII. The changes made in syllabi have been considered by course committees of respective subjects after finalizing with the curriculum board and Governing Body. The reduced topics should not be included for internal assessments and board exams. The board has given instructions to teachers and school heads to explain the curriculum to each student without fail and raise required help to get in touch with the topics. The decision has been taken after consulting with a team of stakeholders.
“Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country, and the world, CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for students of class 9th to 12th, Nishank added.
A fresh academic calendar will be published soon and a new mode of teaching practices have been introduced by the board. CBSE affiliated schools have the right to downsize their syllabus on their own for classes below IX, as reported by Indian Express. Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) also announced to reduce their syllabus for X and XII up to 25% to make up a loss in instructional hours.