Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today asked HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ to promote Class 10 and 12 students on basis of internal exams. Manish Sisodia said it wasn’t feasible to conduct pending exams due to nation-wide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic. Manish Sisodia further suggested that the curriculum for the next session should be minimized by 30%…exams like JEE, NEET should be organized on the basis of the reduced syllabus.
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Dring a video conference meeting of HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal with the state education ministers of India, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that it was not possible to conduct the CBSE board exams of classes 10 & 12 now because of the nation-wide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia suggested that students of CBSE Classes 10 and 12 should be promoted as per the internal assessment marks like it was done for classes 9 and 11.
Reduce syllabus for next year
The Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also advised that the syllabus for major exams should be reduced by 30% for the next year for the ease of students.
Manish Sisodia tweeted after the video conference meeting with the HRD minister and other state ministers that the syllabus for the next session should be reduced by 30%, exams like JEE, NEET be organized on the basis of the reduced syllabus.
The request comes on strong grounds as the loss of classes due to schools being shut down during the coronavirus outbreak.
The HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ also informed earlier this month that major education conducting bodies such as NCERT and NTA had been requested to come up with an alternative academic calendar for the upcoming academic year.
Classes on TV by Delhi teachers
Manish Sisodia said in his tweet thread today that the Delhi government has requested for 3 hours daily on Doordarshan & AIR FM so that teachers of Delhi can run on-air classes for all children.
The Delhi government has also urged all private schools of the state to only charge tuition fees for the online classes during the nation-wide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic but no other fees since the other school activities had come to a pause.
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