After facing much criticism in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools, over organising an essay competition on Good Governance Day (December 25), the board issued a circular extending the last date for the online contest to December 26.
After the Central government informed the Delhi high court that entries for the competition will be accepted on December 25 and 26, the board issued the concerned circular on Wednesday
According to the CBSE officials, “After this extension a better response is expected from the students as they get more time to submit their essays”.
But the school principles think that the extension is not going to affect the matter.
Ganesh Parameswaran, principal, Bal Bharati Public School, Navi Mumbai said, “The extension given will not create any difference as schools are already closed.
The CBSE should have thought about an extension in advance instead of creating such ambiguity.”
Another principal, on condition of anonymity, said, “We get notices from CBSE every week to participate in many programmes that are optional. We usually participate in a few of them. Despite the vacation, students will have to run around to find an internet connection to participate in the competition.”
The entries for the contest can be submitted online or through Whats App on December 26 between 9am and 5pm on the links mentioned on the CBSE website.
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