CBSE was continuously trying to lessen up the burden for students due to the coronavirus crisis. Following the statement, the Central Board of Secondary School have reduced the syllabus by up to 30% for the classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21 to cover up the education loss of the students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The HRD Minister tweeted, "Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, the CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9 to 12."
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 Class 9th to 12th. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive @cbseindia29 @mygovindia— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 7, 2020
While considering the current situation of the nation, our Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' asked CBSE to rationalize school syllabus to reduce the course load for the students.
Meanwhile, the MHRD informed that the universities will conduct final-year examinations by September-end. He further added to the guidelines that the students who are not able to appear in the final exams will get an opportunity to give special exams when feasible and conducted by the authorities.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools, colleges and universities all around the nation are closed since Mid-March after the government declared lockdown. While the government has now released an Unlock in the state yet the educational institutes remains shut across the country.