CBSE Set to Grade all Schools – Quality of Education to be the Focus
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to grade all schools affiliated to it. The focus will be more on quality outcome rather than infrastructure, CBSe chairman, R. K. Chaturvedi is reported to have said.
The board had earlier reported that schools are largely focussing on infrastructure and ignoring the more important concerns of teaching and learning environment. It had also said that some schools have been adopting unfair promotional means. In April, this year, CBSE had asked all schools to “run as community services and not as businesses, and ensure that commercialisation does not take place in the school in any shape whatsoever.” In addition to warning them about selling books, etc, the board also asked all private schools to follow education by-laws on appointments and day-to-day functions.
A similar plan to accredit and grade schools was made in 2013-14 but was never implemented.
This move will improve the standard of teaching-learning in the schools. Also it will bring in a competitive spirit among the different schools , which will positively impact the standard of education. Further, it will greatly benefit students and parents when seeking for the right school to take admission in.