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Exam time and syllabus need to be shortened

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the 10th and 12th board exams, but still needs clarification in many cases. It is not yet clear whether Corona’s guidelines will be followed only in exams, or whether some improvements will be made to the exam system and next year’s syllabus, so that the upcoming academic calendar can be completed in a timely manner. The
Of course, the government will make every effort to protect children, but testing methods should also be changed. Since these tests will be held in May-June, it will not be easy for children wearing masks for three hours in the summer to take the test. Therefore the duration of the test should be considered short. It will also depend on how the question paper is prepared. In this context we can take lessons from the famous physicist CV Raman. He used to give options in the question paper. For example, a total of 10 questions are asked to answer five or only the seventh question. He, in fact, tested the children’s ability to understand. We can create questions in the tests in such a way that children can easily test their skills such as analysis (analysis), synthesis (mixture of different ideas, perception), assessment (evaluation).
The challenge of CBSE is that its affiliated schools are also located in remote areas of the country. Kids in big cities have modern equipment, which is why they are demanding to complete their curriculum there and now they have the challenge to do the children’s activities. However, students studying in remote schools do not have such facilities. They don’t even have a smartphone away from laptops or tablets. Problems with schools too. In some places parents are paying tuition fees at schools, but in most areas schools are empty handed. In such a situation, the educational institutions are not able to pay the teachers on time. So the school management is waiting for the new academic year.
But this time when the exam will be late, the next session will also start late. So, it will be a practice to complete the syllabus of the session in a short time. Attempts should be made to shorten the syllabus with care of academic professionalism. Each course basically has to ensure ‘inbuilt hierarchy’, while we reduce the course, there is a possibility of loss of this classification. For this reason, this procedure should be done under expert supervision.
In some countries of the world, laptops are given to children early on. Since they believe that young children should be educated through electronic devices, their screen should be bigger. Then, teachers have so much autonomy that they teach two children in the same class at their same pace. They are judged on things like reading and math based on their learning skills. However, this does not mean that when the academic calendar is introduced at the end of the year, there is a disparity in the level of understanding among children. It is the responsibility of teachers to bridge this gap
It is also pertinent to mention here an incident of 1957. At that time, Russia launched the first artificial satellite Sputnik-1 into space, causing a panic around the world. Concerns were raised at the time, especially in the United States. At the urging of the then President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower, the country’s top scientists left the laboratory and began developing the course. The revised syllabus was of course large, but there was also a condition that the teacher must teach the basic chapters, the rest of the chapters being understood by the students themselves. Clearly, we can take such initiatives here as well. Here too, become an expert team and they revise the syllabus. This will be in the interest of the education system.
(These are the author’s own opinions)

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