Nagpur: Students not prepared, teachers for board exams delay | Nagpur News - Times of India

Nagpur: Students not prepared, teachers for board exams delay | Nagpur News – Times of India

NAGPUR: Even though state education board has released the timetable for SSC and HSC, it has been officially marked ‘tentative’. This has prompted many senior academics in Vidarbha to demand postponement of exam start date at leat by a month till May.
Ashnarayan Tiwari, principal of Adarsh Vidya Mandhir (Gandhibagh), said there was no way the course can be completed so soon. “Biggest problem is that everyone is assuming that online classes have been going on as planned, hence course completion is not a problem. Do they even realize that almost 70% of the students do not have access to online platforms. Students from Hindi and Marathi medium do not have the financial resources to access regular online classes and nobody is thinking about them,” said Tiwari.
He added that many of these students have recently resumed physical classes. “We started in December 14 or 15, so that was their first day of learning. How can you expect children to complete the syllabus and appear in exam by April,” said Tiwari.
Ashok Gavhankar, principal of Raosaheb Thawre School and Junior College, said vernacular medium students will suffer. “Our institute is within city limits but the children belong to poor stratum. What chance do they have against someone from an upper middle class background? The latter has been studying online since June and is now at the point of revising the curriculum. Our kids, however, are just getting started,” he said.
Madhuri Savarkar, secretary of Nagpur Divisional Board, said what further changes will be seen in timetable is not yet clear. “It’s a tentative schedule, so definitely a final one will come. What changes, if any, happen is something that the competent authorities at board HQ will decide,” she said.

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