In view the present coronavirus inflicted lockdown Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools should promote all students of classes I to VIII to the next grade .
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has said that “these schools that students of class IX and XI will also be promoted to the next grade based on the school based assessments, projects, periodic tests, term exams conducted so far”.
Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank took this decision after having detailed meetings with top official led by Education Secretary Amit Khare.
The minister tweeted that “In the view of the current situation due to COVID 19, I have advised CBSE to promote all students studying in classes I to VIII to the next class or grade.
He said “students of class IX and XI will be promoted based on school-based assessments including project, periodic tests, term exams etc”.
Significantly, it has also been decided that students not promoted this time can appear in school based tests online or offline.
According to an official, the CBSE schools may also soon begin online classes.
The HRD ministry and CBSE are also closely examining the possibilities for providing the best possible solution to the students of class X and XII, whose annual exams have been disrupted.
He also diad that “It has come to our notice that though several schools affiliated to CBSE have completed their examination, evaluation and promotion process for students who were studying in grades 9 and 11 in the 2019-20 academic session, there are several schools that have not been able to do so. This includes among others, Kendriaya Vidyalays, Navodaya Vidalayas, State/UT government schools, private schools, schools located in India and abroad, etc.
All such schools are advised to promote students of grades 9 and 11 to the next grades on the basis of all the school-based assessments including project work, periodic tests, term exams, etc. conducted so far. For any child who is unable to clear this internal process, (in any number of subjects), the school may utilise this period for providing remedial interventions, and school may give the opportunity of appearing in school-based test/s, online or offline. The promotion of such children may be decided on the basis of such tests”.