Central Board of Secondary Exams or CBSE had said that students will now have to take Boards exams in Class 10th Compulsorily. The decision was made unanimously today by CBSE board of Governors.
The Board has also recommended that the three language formula will be continued till the board exams, which means, the students studying Sanskrit currently till 8th standard have to study it further till 10th Standard.
Further, they said that languages that are purely foreign should be taught as a fourth language and made as an elective subject.
The decisions made are yet to receive government’s approval.
Human Resources Development minister Prakash Javadekar said, “We will implement it from the 2017-2018 session. Not this year or in the next two months. The final decisions will be announced soon, it is under final consideration”.
The government’s move to made board exams compulsory comes after complaints from parents and academicians that educational standards have been slipping under the current system.