CBSE: Lockdown an opportunity to hone your skills

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) secretary Anurag Tripathi, in a message to school students, has asked them to utilise the lockdown period to hone their skills and use this time as a “golden opportunity”. The CBSE on Wednesday announced the extension of application deadline till April 30 for schools looking for affiliation with the board.

Tripathi wrote that lockdown has brought “golden inconvenience” to the children and teachers. “Everyone has unlimited time, a home-like laboratory and all the resources of the world available on the Internet. The entire house can be a learning center for children. E-classes, projects, activities, fun, games, video shoots, and many more such activities can be derived.”

Suggesting students to start their day with light physical exercises, meditation and yoga, Tripathi also suggested that they help their family with household chores. He informed students that most CBSE schools in the country have started online classes

Coronavirus Outbreak: Top 5 CBSE updates for students, parents and schools

From providing helpline numbers to promoting safety measures, here are the top 5 CBSE updates regarding Coronavirus Outbreak.

Coronavirus Outbreak: With the growing cases of Coronavirus Outbreak, it seems like the education sector is in a state of Lockdown. A number of major boards have postponed their exams and have even cancelled exams for a few classes. In the midst of the current situation, the Central Board of Secondary education, CBSE, is also doing its best for students and parents. It has not only postponed the class 10, 12 board exams 2020 but has also provided helpline numbers for students to spread awareness regarding Covid-19. On social media, CBSE is active in sharing information regarding exams, Covid- 19 situation, etc, and it is also active in promoting what all to do so as to protect yourself. Check here the top 5 CBSE updates regarding the Coronavirus.

1. CBSE extends application deadline for schools seeking CBSE affiliation

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released a notification regarding schools seeking CBSE affiliation announcing an extension of the application deadline. It has announced an extension of the application deadline for schools applying for a CBSE affiliation in view of the current Coronavirus lockdown.

Earlier, the last date for applications was March 31, 2020. But now, CBSE has extended the date to April 30.

As per the CBSE notification, the decision was taken after numerous representatives from such schools contacted the board asking for an extension of application submission date due to the problems being faced in services because of the Coronavirus lockdown.

2. CBSE launches toll free numbers for students to create awareness about coronavirus

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced new helpline numbers for students to create awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The helpline is meant primarily for students to make them aware no how to protect themselves and others by following the guidelines, how to get on with studies at home and how to plan their days effectively,” the CBSE press release said.

“However, in view of the safety of all board’s employees, it has become imperative to encourage safe practices of maintaining social distancing. However, we at the board feel that this initiative, however small, must continue uninterrupted.”

According to the press note, the helpline services will continue from 10 am to 1.30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm from March 24 till March 31 until further announcement.

10 am – 1:30 pm

1. 9899991274
2. 8826635511
3. 9717675196
4. 9999814589

2pm – 5pm

1. 9811892424
2. 9899032914
3. 9599678947
4. 7678455217
5. 7210526621

3. HRD Ministry directs CBSE, NCERT, NTA to create new academic calendars

The Human Resource Development Ministry or the HRD Ministry has directed CBSE, NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) and NTA (National Testing Agency) to work on a revised schedule of examinations because of the current Coronavirus lockdown which has essentially cause the CBSE board examinations and all entrance exams and recruitment exams to be postponed.

As per an ANI report, the ministry also said that the autonomous bodies and NCERT should draft alternate academic calendars.

CBSE postpones class 10, 12 board exam

On March 18, 2020, the Central Board of Secondary Education, cbse, released a notification stating that the CBSE Class 12, 10 Board exams 2020 have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in India.

The Class 10, Class 12 CBSE Board exams 2020 that were scheduled to be held between March 19, 2020, to March 31, 2020, will now be rescheduled after March 31 from all exam centres in India and abroad.

The decision comes after the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) ordered the board to postpone exams . The press release also said that During the aforementioned period, exams that were rescheduled to be held for the North-eastern candidates will also be further rescheduled.

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