The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has urged students, schools, and parents to express their opinion on the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system.
The request comes at a time when the board is preparing an overhaul of the CCE with necessary reforms. However, because schools in several parts of India are currently closed because of the Ganpati festivals, the board’s request have so far failed to reach a large number of students.
The CCE scheme is designed to help students develop cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills rather than resorting to just rote learning. It teaches students to rely on their thought process rather than simple memorization.
The board now wants to gauge the success of the study by having active feedback from the various stakeholders. These feedback, CBSE says, could be immensely helpful in mitigating the obstacles that are preventing CCE from reaching its full potentials.
Any suggestion or feedback offered by students, parents, or schools will be treated as strictly confidential by CBSE.
“Maybe this is part of the new education policy. I have not seen the circular as our school is closed for the Ganpati festival. As soon as it opens, we will check what instructions the board has sent, sad Raj Aloni, principal of Kharghar’s Ramsheth Thakur Public School, in a conversation with the DNA.