CISCE is one of the most prestigious examination boards in the country. New Delhi recently played host to the 108th General Body meeting of the CISCE.
The students accomplishing great results in the ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) examinations were hailed by the officials. As many as 2,29, 974 students gave the ISCE and ISC this year. 1,58,833 students wrote the ISCE exams while 71,141 students wrote the ISC examinations. The passing percentage of the students in standard Xth and XIIth was 98.54% and 96.38% respectively.
Talking about the success stories and the latest activities employed during the year, Gerry Arathoon, the Chief Executive and Secretary said "Utilization of LICR innovation has been introduced, which would guarantee faster and error free results. The standard XIIth exam from the year 2018 will be held in accordance with the CBSE.
Adjustments that have been realized are History, Civics, Geography, Mathematics and Physics syllabi at the ICSE level from the examination year 2018. The syllabi for the above subjects have been changed to guarantee that in addition to complying with present day instructive patterns, the syllabus is likewise important, adaptable and significant in content."
Apart from this, the meeting also had a lengthy discussion on the "No detention policy". Individuals including the likes of Dr.Satbir Silas Bedi and YSK Seshu Kumar who represented the HRD ministry, were of the view that the "No detention policy "up to Class VIII which came into force as a part of the Right to Education Act, 2009, has adversely affected the education system of the country. Concerns were also raised by Renu Sharma, the Deputy Director of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, who said that this policy is responsible for a large number of students failing the exams in class 9th and 10th.