The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has instructed schools to resolve students’ academic problems before conducting class IX and XI exams. Therefore, schools will be required to fill up the learning gaps not to compromise students’ academic interests for board exams. Due to online classes, many students have to suffer losses in their academics. Hence, to bridge the learning gaps, CBSE has suggested offline learning sessions.
Santana Bhardwaj, Joint Secretary and Officer of Special Duty of CBSE said, “Each school, whether it’s in the city or in the rural interiors, can customise their classes and exam plans based on which they can promote their students. If there are any learning gaps, these can be addressed in the new class at the start of the academic session through bridge courses. The onus is on each subject teacher to revise those concepts so as to update the knowledge of the students and help them grasp the more difficult concepts in the new class.”
The official further added, “Batches of 25 students or less can be created depending on the size of the lab in each school, and practicals of around ten classes can be conducted to provide students with hands-on experience.”
As per Aditi Roy, principal of Mount Columbus School, Dakshinpuri, New Delhi, the current session will end, and the exam will be conducted in March. She said that it would never be too late to reinforce the concepts and revise the lessons. Many practical concepts of Math and IT were hindered during the online classes. Hence, those problems could be resolved in those learning sessions. She has planned to conduct bridge courses during summer vacations for students to cope up as per the expected learning outcomes.