CBSE to rationalise syllabus by as much as 30 laptop for courses 9, 12 to make up for tutorial loss


New Delhi, July 7

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rationalised the syllabus for courses 9 to 12 for the tutorial 12 months 2020-21 by as much as 30 per cent to make up for tutorial loss induced resulting from COVID-19, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ introduced on Tuesday.

“Looking on the extraordinary scenario prevailing within the nation and the world, CBSE was suggested to revise the curriculum and cut back course load for the scholars of courses 9 to 12.

“To aid the decision, a few weeks back I also invited suggestions from all educationists on the reduction of syllabus for students and I am glad to share that we received more than 1.5K suggestions. Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming response,” Nishank tweeted.

“Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalise syllabus up to 30 per cent by retaining the core concepts,” he added.

Universities and faculties throughout the nation have been closed since March 16 when the central authorities introduced a national classroom shutdown as one of many measures to comprise the COVID-19 outbreak.

A nationwide lockdown was introduced on March 24, which got here into impact the subsequent day. While the federal government has eased a number of restrictions, faculties and faculties proceed to stay closed. — PTI



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