The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted a survey recently on whether or not to bring back Class X board examination. Reacting to this, 85% teachers from across the country have agreed in favour of bringing back the board examination; replying the opinion poll conducted online.
The Central government has left the State governments to take a final decision in their respective states. However, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar is keen on making the class X board examination mandatory. However, a formal announcement on this is yet to be taken. According to the survey, more than half of the teachers have agreed on allowing the states to take a call. The gradation system has worsened the learning level of students, off late.
A highly placed source in CBSE stated, “Teachers were asked to answer four questions including whether they think compulsory Class X board should be brought back? Whether leaving the decision to conduct board exams to states was a good idea, and whether they think the no-detention policy should be implemented or not?” The source added, “85% want that Class X board examinations should be made compulsory and 66% said that it was a bad idea to leave the decision of conducting boards to the states, as it has only deteriorated the learning levels of students.” The Central government is also keen on bringing back the board examination pattern but the final decision will be taken in the next academic session starting 2017-18.