What's changed and why it matters

By - December 26, 2019


December 26, 2019

The year has been quite eventful and exciting in terms of changes and proposed changes in education in the country.

Though Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recorded over 90% pass percentage this year in the Board exams, the lower rung of students seem to be ignored. NITI Aayog recorded that 53% of those coming out of the country’s higher education institutions are not employable. Equally disturbing is that though girls consistently outperform boys in board exams, the participation of women in the workforce has actually been declining.

CBSE launched an aptitude test for Class 9 and 10 students, prepared by NCERT. The usefulness of this new scheme is yet to be determined, but it promises to give guidance to students in selecting careers, an area that needs attention. An interesting announcement by CBSE Board stated that practical and project work of humanities students will be evaluated from the year 2020.

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