July 07, 2020 (New Delhi) The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has reduced the syllabus for Class 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-2021 by 30 percent due to coronavirus situation, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Tuesday.
‘’Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of the class. To aid the decision, a few weeks back I also invited suggestions from all educationists on the reduction of the syllabus for students and I am glad to share that we received more than 1.5K suggestions. Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming response,” Nishank announced from his official Twitter handle.
“Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalize the syllabus up to 30 percent by retaining the core concepts,” he added.
Universities and schools across the country have been shut since March 16 when the central government announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measure to contain the pandemic outbreak.
A nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, which continued for over two months. As the government has eased several restrictions, schools, colleges, multiplexes and swimming pools continued to remain closed.