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CBSE to extend the summer vacations

Dec 2, 2014 11:44 IST

    There is an exciting news for the CBSE students. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to extend their summer break next year. The board has asked schools to begin their upcoming academic year, 15 days later i.e. to re-open from April 15, instead of April 1.

    The decision has been taken in the favour of teachers who do not get sufficient time to correct answer-sheets of Class 10 and 12 board exams as earlier, schools used to re-open on April 1 and they had to juggle the lectures with the assessment process. The vacation will start after the last examination is over.
    Mumbai school principals have welcomed the decision. “It was difficult for us to re-open at the beginning of April as most of the teachers were occupied with paper-correction which goes on till April-end,” said Deepshikha Srivastava, principal, Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri.

    However, it has become a matter of concern for some schools that starting the academic year late will affect Class 10 and Class 12 students.

    “Preparations of students appearing for the board exams usually begin in April itself. It gives them a head start,” said Srivastava. “So we might have to hold special classes for students appearing for board exams.”

    The Central board had begun online assessment of the board exam papers from this year. Every city has a paper checking centre where teachers correct the board exam papers online. The papers are scanned and teachers have to directly feed in the marks into the system.  “But, it still takes a long time for the papers to be uploaded so we cannot predict how much time will go in assessment,” she said.

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