Friday, June 26, 2009

SSC Board exams on their way out

Perhaps it is an Indian student's dream come true! The SSC board exams will be scrapped, reports The Hindu Business Line.

June 25: The Minister of Human Resource Development, Mr Kapil Sibal, on Thursday, proposed the formation of an autonomous overarching regulatory and assessment authority for higher education which would subsume the University Grants Commission, the All-India Council of Technical Education and the Medical Council of India.

This is in line with the recommendations of the Professor Yashpal Committee and the National Knowledge Commission. Also, there will be a review of the functioning of existing ‘deemed universities’.

Mr Sibal unveiled a slew of legislative, policy and administrative initiatives for the education sector during the first 100 days of the Government.

One of the key initiatives is that the Class 10 Board examinations should be made optional along with putting a grading system in place for Standard Nine and 10 in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.

“We must de-traumatise education. It cannot be traumatic for parents and children. This is unacceptable,” the Minister said at the unveiling of the education agenda. Mr Sibal’s first 100-day plan for the education sector includes looking at the possibility of a law to create an independent accreditation body in school education.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous23:33

    i think the ssc board exams should not be scrapped.....