CBSE Board Syllabus– Today the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that they are going to reduce the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 due to this COVID-19 pandemic. So for the academic session 2020-21, the syllabus would be reduced by 30% in order to make up for the education loss due to this novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Union Minister for Human Resource Department, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal said that after looking at the situation going on in our country and all around the world and after considering the academic losses, CBSE board was advised to reduce the syllabus load of the students for the Class 9-12. The education guidelines will be prepared after considering the core concepts so that it would not affect the knowledge of students he added.
The CBSE board mentioned that school teachers are professors may ensure that the reduced topics from the syllabus should also be explained to the students so that no lack of knowledge would be there in CBSE students. However, the reduced topics will not be the part of internal assessments conducted by the schools and nor it would be part of core examinations.
These announcements will definitely help in reducing the burden for CBSE board students as education is one of the most affected areas due to this pandemic. Earlier this proposal was also urged by Manish Sisodia (Delhi Deputy Cheif Minister) to HRD minister to reduce the syllabus of students by 30% as students are facing lots of trouble in getting an online education. Sisodia also suggested that top entrance exams like JEE, NEET should also be conducted on the basis of the reduced syllabus and other educational institutions should try to reduce the burden of the students that have been caused due to this COVID-19 pandemic.