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CBSE suggests schools to hold offline exams for classes 9 and 11, issues guidelines

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The Central Board of education has directed schools thereunder to require steps to spot and resolve learning gaps, then conduct examinations for Classes 9 and 11 by following COVID-19 safety protocols. The CBSE has also recommended that the new school term begin from April 1.

“For Classes 9 and 11, schools should take steps to spot and remedy the training gaps and thereafter, conduct examinations by strictly following COVID-19 safety protocols as per the Examination Bye-Laws,” the Central Board of education (CBSE) said in a politician statement to high school principals.

“This exam also will help in identifying learning gaps which might be addressed by schools within the new school term , at the start of classes, by having a bridge course specially designed to deal with learning gaps,” it added.

Schools were enclose March 2020 as a precautionary measure following the outbreak of the coronavirus. During the next nationwide lockdown, students moved to online classes. But as restrictions were gradually eased from June last year, schools reopened partially during a few states from October 2020 onwards.

In the letter, the CBSE said, “While holding examinations/classes, COVID-19 safety protocols should be followed strictly. it might be appropriate to start out the tutorial session 2021-2022 from April 1 to the extent feasible subject to the instructions of state governments.”

Schools are requested to follow the suggestions to form subsequent session more streamlined and make sure that learning gaps, if any, are addressed, he added. “Schools have opened during a majority of states and with the development of COVID-19 pandemic situation, it’s expected that schools are going to be opened in other states and union territories. Schools should be fully ready and ready to welcome the scholars for face to face classes. this may help students attend schools for completing their practicals,” CBSE added.

The CBSE had earlier in February announced the schedule for board exams for classes 10 and 12. “The board has taken a choice to reschedule the category 10 and 12 exams from May-June, thanks to the unprecedented situation arising due to COVID-19 Pandemic. As a result, variety of faculties are seeking advice from CBSE regarding examinations for classes 9 and 11 and about the commencement of the new school term ,” it said.