Teachers, students sweat over state board’s upgraded syllabus for classes XI, XII
Teachers and students are worried that the change may cost them a seat in a college of their choice. “If the pass percentage of students falls in HSC exams, it will affect engineering admissions; most of the students will have to opt for BSc. This in turn will increase the stress on students. The board should have carried out the upgrade phase-wise. I don’t know about the next batch, but the current batch will suffer if the board does not take any corrective measures now,” said another teacher.
Ruzbea Patel (17), an HSC student, said, “I want to opt for medical. I will have to score well in my HSC examination. But with this syllabus, I’m not sure if this will be possible.”
Teachers have also alleged that training workshops for the new syllabus were not systematic. The state board has not distributed model question papers based on the changed syllabus yet, the claim.
State board officials say the change in syllabus will help students when they appear for national-level competitive examinations. “This upgraded syllabus will iron out many hurdles for students appearing for all-India level competitive examinations. There might be some problems in
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