N Rangasamy, Chief Minister, Puducherry announced that the schools of the Union Territory will soon be adopting the CBSE curriculum in all its government and private schools from the 2014-15 academic session.
The Union Territory which at present is following its neighboring states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala for curriculum and format for the Board of Secondary Education will soon be adopting the Central Board for Secondary Education for its students.
The announcement that the UT would soon switch over was made by the Chief Minister after releasing the SSLC results. It should be noted that the implementation of the plan is to be done in phases; to begin with, 167 schools would be shifted to this pattern for Classes I onwards.
The overall pass percentage of the Union Territory for this year’s SSLC exams results was 91.64, which was 2.79 per cent less than what the percentile was last year.
The Chief Minister was quoted by The Economic Times, that the government would be providing an aid worth 67 crore to its students who are admitted to professional colleges under government quota through Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC) between 2012 and 2014.