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After syllabus row erupts, CBSE comes up with clarification
After the controversy broke out over the CBSE's decision to drop topics like citizenship, federalism, secularism etc while reducing the syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 due to Covid-19 pandemic, the education board came up with a detailed clarification on Wednesday, stating that topics claimed to be dropped "are either being covered by the rationalised syllabus or in the Alternative Academic Calendar of NCERT".
Parents initiate twitter campaign seeking cancellation of CISCE exams
With the total number of Covid-19 cases nearing the 3 lakh mark, the Council for the Indian School Certification Examination (CISCE) has announced that board examinations for the pending papers will be held in the first two weeks of July.
Education During Lockdown
Schools all over India have been shut down in the event of hopes to curb the rising pandemic that is Corona Virus. Families and schools were quick to adapt to alternative methods to keep the school curriculum from getting disrupted via Online Sessions and homeschooling. Although, rural parts of India who do not have access to internet or schools may not be joining the momentum of online classes, bigger cities and organizations have increased the access to free courses and activities for students and those seeking to not waste their time. Many state governments have sprung into action to join this initiative and have in turn, urged schools to promote online education.
Students' bodies divided over recommendations by UGC-appointed panels
In the wake of two experts committees set up by the University Grants Commission making recommendations on the new academic session and conduct of higher education examinations across the country, representatives of students seemed divided over the suggestions and their outcome.