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icse latest news: Start Class-XI e-lessons by end of month: CISCE


KOLKATA: Still recovering from the news that CISCE has cancelled Class-X exams, given the surge in Covid cases, the youngsters have been told they should be ready to start Class XI online lessons within a few days.

Schools, which are yet to begin admissions to Class XI, have been asked by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to start the process immediately. Others have been requested to start classes at the earliest, definitely by the month-end. “We have been asked to prepare a schedule for online classes on the ISC 2023 syllabus for Class XI students as soon as possible,” said a school head. Unlike in 2020-21, when the Plus-II syllabus was curtailed by 30%, the council is keen on the entire curriculum.

Several ICSE candidates rued the fact that they missed the opportunity to take the Class-X boards exams, for which they had prepared well. “This was to be our first public examination and would have helped us assess ourselves. Now, we have to wait for 2023 for the ISC exams. We were told on Saturday the exam had been postponed. On Tuesday night, I saw on TV that the exam had been cancelled. Now we have to focus on Class XI,” said Anushka Konar, a Class-X student at La Martiniere for Girls. Like many others, Konar is worried that her pre-boards scores, which is not quite satisfied with, will be reflected on the ICSE report card and she also regrets that she did not get a chance to improve on it. Students will now have to depend on the board for their final scores.

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“CISCE did not want to keep the Class-X students’ future hanging in balance. The safety and well-being of students and the teaching faculty are of topmost priority and paramount interest. Thus the exams were called off,” said another principal.

The status of ISC (Class XII) 2021 exams remained the same, the council said. “CISCE is committed to devising ‘a fair and an unbiased criterion’. The criterion, based on which the results will be declared for ICSE, and the date of the result will be announced by CISCE,” said council chief executive & secretary Gerry Arathoon.





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