As faculties proceed to stay closed due to coronavirus pandemic, the Delhi authorities has urged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to not conduct the board exams subsequent 12 months earlier than May and additional reduce syllabus. The Directorate of Education (DoE) in a letter to the CBSE, stated due to the COVID pandemic, a serious chunk of time of 2020-21 tutorial session (roughly seven months) couldn’t be utilised for classroom educating studying course of as faculties in Delhi are closed until October 31.
“Though online, semi-online teaching learning activities are being conducted through live classes as well as worksheets or activity sheets but it cannot replace the physical classroom teaching learning process,” the DoE stated within the letter.
“In order to provide students with a reasonable time to study in person in schools, it is requested that the ongoing academic session be extended beyond March and CBSE board exams be conducted not before May, 2021. Consequently, the next academic session may commence from July, 2021,” it added.
The division has requested to additional reduce the syllabus for the present session, retaining the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the leftover time obtainable within the session for classroom educating.
“The CBSE had reduced 30 per cent of syllabus in all subjects in anticipation of opening of schools in July but schools in Delhi are closed till October 31. It is also requested that sample question papers aligned with the further-reduced syllabus for the session 2020-21 may be prepared as per the latest question paper design and made available for the students at the earliest,” the DoE stated.
“Practical and project work are an integral part of any subject that include assessment of desired skills and competencies. It is pertinent to give students hands on practice for the same for a sufficient period of time.
It is requested that the board may provide detailed guidelines regarding the conduct of these practical exams under such conditions or any other alternate mode to replace the practical part of the subject,” it added.
Universities and faculties throughout the nation have been ordered shut on March 16 to comprise the unfold of novel coronavirus.
On March 25, the Centre introduced a nationwide lockdown. While a number of restrictions have been eased progressively in numerous phases of the ‘unlock’ since June 8, instructional establishments proceed to stay closed.
However, in accordance to the most recent ‘Unlock 5’ pointers, faculties, faculties and different instructional establishments outdoors COVID-19 containment zones can reopen after October 15. The remaining resolution on reopening the establishments has been left with the states and Union territories.
The Delhi authorities has determined to keep the established order on faculties’ closure until October 31, following which a assessment of the scenario will likely be achieved.
(With inputs from PTI)