Pune: Against the backdrop of Corona, it was decided to reduce the syllabus by 25 per cent till 12th standard this year. But after that, millions of students, teachers and parents are curious about what the 10th-12th examination system will be like during the academic year 2020-21. But now there are signs that the wait is over.
During the lockdown, students began online schools and private tuition classes. The academic year also started without schools being reopened. Meanwhile, the education department reduced the curriculum up to class 12 by 25 per cent.
However, even after many days of this decision, students and parents still do not understand how to plan for class 10 and class 12 studies. Therefore, in wake of Covid-19 outbreak and 25 per cent reduction in the syllabus, students have set their eyes on the system being adopted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to conduct this year’s examination.
Neha Pendharkar, a member of the study group constituted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education said, “Online meetings of subject matter experts are currently underway on how the examination pattern should be. Considering the syllabus slashed as per the decision of the state government, work is currently underway to formulate a plan on what will be the board's examination pattern this year, or what it should be. Once the plan is ready, the decision will be officially announced by the State Board of Education.”
Dr Ashok Bhosale, Secretary of State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education said, “Although the curriculum has been reduced by 25 per cent due to closure of classroom teachings in wake of Covid-19 outbreak, it has not been removed completely. The slashed curriculum has been excluded only from classroom teaching and is expected to be covered by students in their self-study.”