The Central Board of Secondary Education is planning to come up with an accreditation framework for all its affiliated schools. The board has decided to take this necessary step to make sure that schools are focusing on the quality of education rather than fancy classrooms and big-stylish buildings.
According to sources, the board has already approached the Quality Council of India, QCI to draft an approach paper to grade CBSE schools. QCI is an autonomous body set up to establish and operate national accreditation structure.
However, this is not for the first time that CBSE is trying to come up with such framework for the schools. In year 2012, the board had also launched the School Quality Assessment and Accreditation, under which 12 agencies were roped in to examine and rate CBSE schools but later the project was junked.
“This being the CBSE’s second attempt at making accreditation mandatory will emphasise more on the academic performance and learning outcomes of a school than its fancy infrastructure”, said an CBSE official.
He also added that the awarding of accreditation will signify that the school has met the set standards and will work to maintain those standards and improve in areas pointed out to them.
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