CBSE important announcement for students of Classes 10 and 12 – India’s premium education board the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently made an important announcement for its students who are studying in Class X and XII. The board has issued a circular to all those schools which are affiliated under it not to entertain any request of change of subject in classes 10 and 12 from the parents on account of making their own arrangements to study.
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The CBSE has been in the news since the last few days for framing the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) for its affiliated schools so that they can deal with those students who request for a subject change in Class X and XII. A source from board stated that it considers Class X and XII as a course having a duration of two years. Schools are supposed to counsel those students who have to opt for certain subjects in Class IX and XI. With this, the students will get to know about subjects they are comfortable with and if these are available in schools or not.
A senior Board official further stated that when students move to class X and XII, they state various reasons so that they can change their subjects. The revised norms state that any request for the subject change can be accepted before July 15 of a given academic calendar. The students also have to provide a valid reason for changing the same. The Board has framed these SOPs so that these processes could be streamlined.
The official further stated that CBSE will not accept any request from the parents or its students regarding the subject change on the grounds that parents will make some special arrangement for the same. Currently all the subjects have internal assessments and schools need to provide marks to the students on the basis of their performance. The rules of SOPs state that a parent or a student needs to submit a formal request to the offices in schools along with required documents stating the reason for the same.
The official said that the schools need to come out with different ways to analyse whether the request made by a student in order to change the subjects is genuine enough. It also needs to look into the performance of students in Class IX and XI to check what was the performance of student in that subject & whether the student has been able to cope up or not.
Other factors that the schools need to consider is to check if the selected subject is available in school, as per schemes of studies the selected subjects are valid or not. The school needs to be affiliated from the affiliation unit for the given subject. If the subject is skill based then the school should be affiliated under the Skill Education Unit.
The CBSE has requested all its schools to compile the lists of such students and send it to the regional offices. They also need to ensure that they are not deviating from any direction. In any case, if it is found that schools have not followed certain rules, then CBSE will reject such request – for which school is responsible.