Highlights on CBSE Board Exams 2021 Class 10 and 12:
Union Education Minister in his live webinar today announced that the CBSE Board Class 10 and 12 exams will be held in March 2021 probably. He has clarified that the syllabus shall not be reduced further.
Mumbai: Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Education Minister, began his live webinar via his Twitter handle at 4:07 pm on 22nd December 2020. He addressed the students and teachers in his live webinar as they had raised their queries using the hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive.
The students had earlier requested the Education Minister to reduce the syllabus and postpone the exams until May 2021. Also, the students of NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) had requested him to promote them in October session exams that will be held in January 2021.
The Union Education Minister has announced that practical exams will not be held in January or February 2021 for CBSE Class 10 and 12. He further said that the exams may probably be held in March 2021 but the dates will be announced after assessing the pandemic situation.
However, he has denied reducing the CBSE syllabus further. He said that the syllabus is already reduced by 30% and many state governments have also reduced the syllabus.
He also talked about alternatives to online education such as PM eVidya, One class one channel, DIKSHA, Pathshala.
Also, the education minister talked about the Fit India Movement, online yoga sessions, online programs, and various other activities, done by the Education Ministry during this time of pandemic to keep the mental health of students balanced.
He said that the teachers are a link between drafting NEP and implementing it in schools. He applauded them and said that they have done it efficiently.
While ending the session, he announced and congratulated PM Narendra Modi for being conferred with the Legion of Merit honour by Donald Trump, The United States President, on Monday. It is one of the highest military honours of the US.
The Education Minister said that considering the inputs of a teacher, technical education has now been introduced from Class 6 onwards along with an internship. This will ensure practical training than just theoretical studies.