Haryana Board has decided to reduce some syllabus for class 9 to 12 students. CBSE and CISCE board has already taken this decision.
Every educational institution is providing the service of online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Still, students are facing many problems in their regular studies. There is a difference between online education and classroom education. As students are not in a habit of online classes sitting in front of electronic gadgets for hours, it is not as easy for them to tackle with their regular studies.
STUDENTS HAVE FACED A HUGE PART OF ACADEMIC LOSS
In order to comfort students and reduce their burden, the Haryana Board decided to reduce the syllabus of students from class 9 to 12. Students have faced a huge academic loss due to the coronavirus pandemic. In order to recover from that loss, Haryana Board decided to cut off some parts of the syllabus.
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT FEEL ANY BURDEN OR MENTAL PRESSURE
Education Minister Kanwar Pal told PTI that the government has ordered the Board of Education to coordinate with the State Council of Educational Research and Training. The government body said that students should not feel any kind of mental pressure or burden on them. This decision is taken into consideration for all the schools associated with the board.
SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED IN HARYANA
All the schools in Haryana will continue to remain close due to the coronavirus lockdown. It is not safe for students to come to school. So, in order to reduce the mental pressure of students and avoid the risk of reopening of schools, the Haryana Board has decided to reduce some syllabus for class 9 to 12 students. The part of the syllabus already taught to students will be included in the revised syllabus.
Apart from Haryana Board, CBSE and CISCE have also cut off some part of the syllabus for class 9 to 12 students. CBSE board has cut off 30 percent of the syllabus and the CISCE board has cut off 25 percent of the syllabus for class 9 to 12 students. CBSE has asked the NCERT to reduce some part of the syllabus that has been repeated or has been covered in other chapters.
CORE CONCEPTS SHOULD BE RETAINED
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) has also 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 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, Haryana Board has reduced some part of the syllabus along with CBSE and CISCE.