Source: Hindustan times
Following the extension in school reopening date for our students till October 31, the Delhi government's Education Department has written to the CBSE requesting for extension in the academic year and the date of board exams, considering the hefty loss of classroom teaching time.
Precisely, the Department has requested for the academic session to be extended beyond March and exams to be conducted after May 2021, along with an additional delay in the next academic session till July. Additionally, the Education Department has also requested CBSE for the reduction in syllabus up to 30%. Online classes have proved to be insufficient in comparison to physical classroom teaching methods. There are still concerns prevailing regarding the conduction of practical exams during the pandemic period. The Department has urged the board to provide guidelines for the same.
Although a previous petition for the wavering of fees for the current academic year had been rejected by the board, in another letter the government has requested for extension in the date of examination fee payment for class 10th and 12th, considering the job loss and financial trouble experienced by several parents who have been resorting to loans for fee payment.