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CCE awareness drive for teachers, announces Sibal

Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday clarified that the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) in schools should not be construed as "putting students to the test throughout the week".

punjab Updated: Apr 30, 2012 13:44 IST
Jasdeep Singh Malhotra

Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday clarified that the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) in schools should not be construed as "putting students to the test throughout the week".

Students in a majority of the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) affiliated schools usually have to take tests throughout the week under the CCE so as to assess the student's grasp of the lesson taught during the previous week.

Marks obtained in these tests are counted as one of the parameters to grade students periodically during the year.

Expressing concern over reports about schools burdening students by wrongly 'interpreting' CCE provisions, Sibal told Hindustan Times that he was seized of the issue and an awareness drive was being launched to update teachers about implementation of the CCE in the right perspective.

"The CCE helps in improving the student's performance by identifying his or her learning difficulties at regular intervals - right from the beginning of the academic session - and employing suitable remedial measures for enhancing their learning performance," the minister said.

"It's wrong to make students take such tests. The CCE is actually aimed at lessening the stress level of students. A section of schools have been conducting tests without understanding the CCE concept," he said, adding that corrective measures were being initiated to check such practices across the country.

Sibal said the students' burden of carrying bags loaded with text books would be a thing of the past very soon as work on providing Akash tablets was being undertaken by the department. "All books will be downloaded in the tablet," he said.