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Mumbai teachers demand board reduce SSC, HSC syllabus, weightage – Times of India

MUMBAI: With the rise of Covid-19 instances within the metropolis and state, teachers have as soon as once more demanded that the SSC and HSC syllabus be trimmed additional to assist college students cope as colleges may stay shut for longer.

The state had final yr introduced a 25% discount within the syllabus for board exams. In November 2020, colleges throughout the state with an exception of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai reopened for courses IX to XII giving teachers and college students sufficient time to arrange for the board examinations in the long run of April.

However, metropolis teachers continued to demand an extra discount in syllabus since they have been nonetheless not again to bodily courses. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has mentioned colleges and junior faculties within the metropolis would stay shut till additional discover.

“We were hopeful that schools will be allowed to reopen from March 1 but with the number of cases on the rise once more, it looks unlikely. The board examination practicals begun even before the written exams giving us very little time to complete the syllabus,” mentioned a instructor from a state board college. The college is presently holding prelims for sophistication X college students and oldsters are required to drop off the reply sheets at school for analysis.

Another teachers’ group has demanded the board improve the interior evaluation weightage to 50%. “A lot of students haven’t been able to learn online and the others needed at least some time to practice writing a paper before their board examination. With the examination only two months away, the board must start thinking of an alternate assessment policy. It could allow the exams to be taken at the school level for at least 50% of the total marks,” mentioned Rajesh Pandya, vp of the Teacher’s Democratic Front.

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