CBSE has decided to reduce the syllabus for class 9 to 12 by 30 percent. Due to the adverse effects of online learning and prevailing conditions of COVID-19, they are trying to reduce the burden of students.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all educational institutions are temporarily closed since March. Students are availing online lectures rather than classroom learning. The present situation is not stable to reopen schools and other educational institutions. As per the current situation, CBSE has decided to reduce some syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic session 2020-21. Earlier it was heard that the administration would cut off the syllabus by a third. They have asked the NCERT to go through those topics and make a list of those chapters that are repeated or can be learned under other chapters as well.
SOME CHAPTERS REDUCED BY THE NCERT FOR CLASS 9 TO 12
NCERT informed some of the chapters like the properties of metal and non-metal and Tyndall effect in science, the age of industrialization in history, area of a triangle, and frustum of a cone in maths and many more other topics of different subjects will be cut.
SEVERAL PARENTS URGED TO CUT OFF SOME SYLLABUS
Last month, the HRD minister said that the Central Government is thinking about the decision of reducing the syllabus for classes 9 to 12. The HRD Minister have urged teachers and educationist to share their views on his Facebook or Twitter handle. This matter is taken into consideration after some of the parents urged the union government to reduce some syllabus. The HRD Minister said that he is thankful to everyone who shared their views regarding this matter. He received more than 1.5k suggestions on this social media handles.
CISCE REDUCED THE SYLLABUS BY 25 PERCENT FOR CLASSES 9 TO 12
Prior to CBSE, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has already decided to cut off some syllabus for students of class 9 to 12 who are going to appear for ICSE and ISC examination for the next academic year. CISCE reduced 25% of the syllabus for classes 9 to 12. CISCE said that the reduction in the syllabus should be done keeping in mind that its core concepts are retained. The Chief Executive Officer and Secretary said that this decision is taken in view of the loss of classroom learning due to COVID-19. If the conditions of this pandemic do not improve, they can even plan to cut off the syllabus up to 50 percent.
CISCE MAY FURTHER DECIDE TO CUT OFF THE SYLLABUS TO 50 PERCENT
Educational institutions are closed till July which means there is a loss of 45 days of education. However, schools are going to resume their online education from July but this could have some adverse effects. For the loss of 45 days, CISCE has reduced the syllabus for the students. But, they may further reduce the syllabus to 50%. Till now, CBSE has reduced the syllabus of class 9 to 12 by 30 percent and CISCE has reduced the syllabus for the same by 25 percent.