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CCE means good news

It’s a survey that is bound to get students of Class X and their parents thinking.

education Updated: May 26, 2010 09:30 IST

It’s a survey that is bound to get students of Class X and their parents thinking. Does one need to look at a system that judges your calibre purely on the basis of an examination? Is competitiveness such a critical issue for young people today? Are their parents trying to push them too much to assess their calibre just through one examination? Isn’t the CCE meant to develop a healthy, balanced student? Why are people so not ready to change over to a system that encourages all-round development in a child? A student from Noida says the grading system for the Class X Boards will not be a great deal for the students because the schools will continuously test the students. Says Amita Rathore, mother of Prithvi Rathore, a student of Amity School Bharuch, “Now students can think beyond academics. For an average kid, CCE is a boon as he can happily indulge in sports with encouraging support from the school. Assignments require them to look for myriad references in books outside their curriculum. My son Prithvi now accesses books in the library – something he had never done earlier.”

Arun Kumar, father of Anubhuti, a Class X student of Buddha Dal Public School, Patiala, says “the new The new system encourages students to enjoy learning beyond mere textbooks. What is the use of education if a kid is not smart enough to fit a lock in the door? I am a qualified engineer and an MBA, but I have played football at the state level, which instilled a lot of confidence in me. Being a bookworm doesn’t help in today’s time and the new system will probably serve this purpose.”