9 August 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board
Recently, the Council for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education decided to introduce common question papers across all its schools commencing from this academic year.
Opposing the decision of the board, parents of Class 9 and 11 students studying in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board feel that this new pattern will put more stress on the students.
On Thursday evening, around 6,700 parents from across the country, signed an online petition started by a Delhi-based parent to oppose the CISCE’s decision.
“ICSE board exams are going to affect 2,000 schools. There was no opinion or consensus taken for passing such a rule. We object to ICSE imposing such uncalled for rules and burdening the students with extra load of studies/syllabus and in turn causing mental trauma to innocent minds,” the petition reads.
“The sheer format of the exams will create a lot of stress for the students. When schools set their own papers, students know what to expect and can accordingly prepare,” said a city-based parent who has signed the petition.
CISCE has suggested this move in an urge to set common question papers and timetable for all students in Class 9 and 11 to bring uniformity in the paper pattern and to ensure that schools teach the entire syllabus for these two classes.