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CBSE plans workshops to clear confusion

delhi Updated: Oct 04, 2009 23:40 IST
Joyeeta Ghosh

Full of questions about the new grading system to be implemented by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)?

Wait for a while. CBSE is planning some workshops for teachers and principals to end the confusion.

On October 6, around 80 principals from across the country would attend a workshop to be held by CBSE.

Almost a month after the CBSE announced that the grading system will replace class X Board exams anxiety and confusion looms large among the teachers and parents.

“This workshop is for the master trainers who in turn will train principals in their respective states,” said Ameeta Wattal, principal, Springdales, Pusa Road, who is one those conducting the workshop.

CBSE officials will also be present to answer queries.

This will be followed by workshops at all CBSE schools in the country.

The workshops in Delhi and NCR will be held from October 13 to 23.

As many as 1,030 schools will be covered in the first phase in 12 batches.

The grading system will come into effect in the 2009-10 session till class IX, while students will have the option of not appearing for class X Boards from the next session.

“Teachers are worried since half the session is gone and we are still awaiting guidelines from CBSE,” said R.K. Sharma, principal, Ahlcon Public School.

Nirmala Krishnamurthy, whose daughter Sushmita studies in Class IX, appeared equally worried.

“The half-yearly examinations are also over but we have had no notification from the school about the grading system yet,” said Krisnamurthy.