4 July 2020 | Source: Oswaal Editorial Board
In a much needed relief to students in this pandemic, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has resolved to cut down the syllabus of classes 10th and 12th by 25% for the next academic session. CISCE noted that schools have not opened across the country since three months and this has resulted in “a significant shortening of the academic year and loss of the instructional hours.”
The restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19 are undoubtedly crucial for everyone’s safety. But students and teachers were also looking for lessening of the course burden, as the teaching-learning experience through online classes has not been the same. The limitation of online classes is felt when teachers cannot ensure the undivided attention of their students and students cannot personally clear their doubts with the teacher.
CISCE has also assured that syllabus might be reduced further if needed, subject to the COVID-19 situation in the country.
This is a welcome move for students who are on the verge of an important year of their career.