CBSE plan to advance the board exams from 2018 is not being welcomed by all.
Kendriya Vidyalaya and Private schools have opposed CBSE’s plan .
Kendriya Vidyalaya has around 1200 schools across the country is unhappy primarily because of its schools in the Himalayan state.
On the other hand private schools say a complete systemic change is first needed
CBSE chairperson R K Chathurvedi says “There will be adequate consultations and the final schedule will take into account everybody’s concern. But the advancement of dates is a necessity for the reforms (in the evaluation process) to take place.”
Under this plan CBSE keeping one month for evaluation and 20 days for tabulation and data verification.
The board also believes that this change will give students more time for verification and obtaining photo copies.
Board also planning to conduct training sessions for evaluators about evaluation guidelines.
“For example, the two KVs at Reckong Peo and Keylong as well as others in Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh remain under snow till February. How can the students there take the exams? Getting papers (question and answer scripts) there would be impossible. After a three-month break, the classes resume in February ,” said U N Khaware, additional commissioner (academics), KVS.
Private schools on the other hand saying “In Delhi, most schools remain closed for half of January due to extreme cold. If the exams are to be conducted in February , students will stop coming to school in November itself.Do we also have to conduct the annual exams for other classes in January?” said the principal of a school in central Delhi.
CBSE arguing that experienced teachers are available in march for evaluation and not in April since they go for vacation.
However the principal of a South Delhi school said “If the board exams are held in February , practicals will have to be conducted in JanuaryFebruary . Then the school exams will be in March. So how will the teachers join the evaluation process for CBSE in March?”