CBSE has issued a circular stating that the students who have not completed a regular course of study and have not completed 75 percent of the attendance in Classes IX, X, XI & XII are not eligible to appear for the Board Examination of class X & XII. It has further been asserted by CBSE that shortage upto 15 percent of attendance only will be condoned by the CBSE Chairman on the recommendation of the Principal of the School.
It means that now any CBSE schools will not forward or entertain the request for condonation of attendance below 60 percent in Class IX & XI. This includes 75 percent separate attendance in the practical classes wherever applicable. In those cases where students are not regularly attending the schools for various different reasons whatsoever may be, the rule position of the Board must be brought to their notice in writing.
It is observed that many students do not attend school regularly just because they have to attend coaching classes at the same time. This practice gives importance to rout method and students lost the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities which is essential part of child’s development.
Getting good marks is not the only purpose of school education. The load of assignments and pressure of parents make the innocent child to think of marks and marks and marks only. The board’s circular on requirement of 75% attendance will reduce the stress.