In a recent circular uploaded by the Central Board of Education on their official website, there is a sigh of relief for all those students who had fell short of qualifying their Class XI examinations due to poor performance in their summative assessments (SA). CBSE will be giving another chance to Class XI students who failed SA by providing them with the opportunity for improving their SA scores by July of this year, saving them from the loss losing a year.
As many as 150 Class XI students flunked the Summative Assessment and the parents of the same had lodged complaints to the district education officer of the region. These students were from Bhopal’s CBSE affiliated schools; St Joseph’s co-ed, St Xavier’s Awadhpuri and Jawaharlal Nehru School under BHEL Shiksha Mandal (BSM).
The decision was taken by CBSE as a special case so as to save the concerned students from losing on a year. As per the circular released on the official site the students who could not score well in the exams of SA II in April which ultimately affected their year-end results would get a third chance by July.
There have reports that the condition is because of the recent changes implemented in the system. The fact that due to Right to Education (RTE) Act, all students had to be promoted till Class VIII, and IX was the first class where screening could be done by schools and hence now the children have become smug to give in their extra effort and are quite content.