Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) on Friday, November 20, 2020, clarified that no general promotion will be granted to the students this year. School Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar commented in this regard that allowing general promotion will affect the competition and educational level, also it will affect the future of the children.
Additionally, MP Board has also reduced syllabus for classes 10th and 12th by around 30 per cent. This has been done so that there is no mental stress on the student and reduces their burden. Though the online classes have been started not all students are able to enjoy such facility. Hence, the syllabus has been reduced so that the students can prepare for the exam better. MPBSE syllabus that was taught in Class 9 has been removed from Class 10 syllabus, likewise, some units of some syllabus have been reduced from Class 12 that has already been covered in Class 11.
Speaking to the joint delegation of Association of Un-Aided Private Schools in MP and Sahodaya Group of CBSE Schools said that they are also considering reopening of schools in the state for classes 9 to 12. The dates for reopening of school is not yet decided but is expected to be announced soon. Moreover, there is also discussion on schools reopening for classes 6 to 8.
Earlier, there were reports, that MP government has decided to reopen schools by the end of the month. There were some newspaper reports that the government would make an announcement on November 16. However, soon after, the students of classes 9 to 12 may have to go back to school from November 25 onwards but no official announcement has been made by the authorities so far.
The major reason for the reopening of schools especially government school is due to the fact that many students are suffering due to the non-conduct of online classes, unlike private schools. Due to the lack of facilities in govt schools, students are unable to get proper education which they deserve and hence will affect their future.