Curriculum change: is the curriculum reduction enough to get the academic cycle going again?
Educators report whether it is realistic to open schools by September and what measures are needed to ensure that students can complete this school year in good time.

Additional classes requiredThe quantum reduction in class XII curriculum has significantly reduced pressure on both teachers and students. However, the inability to complete the internships in the laboratories remains a concern and alternatives in the form of digital laboratories need to be explored if schools do not resume soon. CBSE has organized trainings for teachers on Olabs that enable students to conduct scientific experiments virtually. Once the schools reopen, additional classes may be required to complete the curriculum.

Preetha V Bhatt

Teacher, Samhita Academy, Bengaluru

Change evaluation mode

Although there are talks about school resumption in September, there is still no guarantee that this will be achieved. So we have to stick to the regular schedule online, as it would have done in schools with classes and assessments. Schools must invest in technology to conduct annual online assessments and ensure that the learner does not suffer from the disorder.

Satyabrata Minaketan

Headmaster, ODM Public School, Bhunaneshwar

Investment in the school below

Health and safety should be a top priority and we as school authorities need to put in place an infrastructure that will make it work smoothly after the closure. The only purpose of reducing the curriculum is to compensate for the educational loss of students in disadvantaged areas and to ensure that they do not feel unnecessarily stressed and anxious. It is necessary to make schools in disadvantaged areas technically more solid and to invest in the digital infrastructure for online learning.

Alka Kapur

Main modern public school Shalimar Bagh New Delhi

Boarding schools may be reopenedTo ensure that there is no further delay in the academic cycle, one might try to selectively open schools that are in relatively safer cities or boarding schools where the school ensures safety when the child enters campus, by sealing its borders interaction from outside. Children have been at home for a long time and it is becoming increasingly difficult to contain and involve them constructively at home.

Madhav Deo Saraswat

Headmaster, The Scindia School, Gwalior


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