LAST UPDATED: Feb. 12, 2021, 11:10 a.m.
New Delhi (Aarti Pokhriyal): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has proposed that the next academic session be begun on April 1, in a letter to the heads of schools.
“It would be appropriate to start the academic session from 1stApril, 2021 to the extent feasible subject to instructions of the State Government,” read the letter signed by Controller of Examinations Sanyam Bharadwaj.
Mainly, this reopening has been either only for board year students, or classes IX to XII. The central board has also notified that schools take steps to conduct examinations for class IX and XI students. Offline board examinations for class X and XII students are set to begin on May 4.
Stating that schools should be prepared to welcome class X and XII students for face-to-face classes leading up to their board exams, the letter stated: “For classes IX and XI also, schools should take steps to identify and remedy the learning gaps and thereafter, conduct examinations by strictly following COVID safety protocols as per Examination Bye-Laws. This will also help in identifying learning gaps which could be addressed by the schools in new academic session by having a bridge course specially designed to address learning gaps.”