Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reduce the syllabus for students of class 9 to 12 by up to 30 percent. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said the decision has been made after discussions with students, teachers, CBSE board and other stakeholders and indeed for their well being.
Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted, “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.”
“Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalize syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts,” he added.
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. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive @cbseindia29 @mygovindia
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 7, 2020
Last month, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia pitched to reduce 30 per cent of the syllabus for all grades to make up for the learning loss caused by the pandemic.
Last week, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) became the first school board to announce a significant reduction in ICSE and ISC exams next year, due to the COVID lockdown impact. All subjects have had their syllabus reduced by up to 25%. Furthermore, if schools will not open in August then the proportion of syllabus cut may be increased by the Board.
Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the central government imposed a nationwide lockdown that obviously includes schools, colleges and so on, to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.