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CBSE moots new English core syllabus

Dehradun: Observing the deteriorating performance of students of class XI and XII in English subject, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to overhaul the syllabus of English Core, seeking suggestions from schools as well as students.

The initiative, which is meant to get over poor performance of the students, would soon provide the students a new improved syllabus of English.
According to reports, the performance of students in English has been average in the last five years. The drop in the performance level can be a result of thelack of changes in the existing course since a long time. The board has issued circulars to the schools for their suggestions regarding the modifications required in the syllabus.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, ONGC Principal Dr Anshu Sharma said, “The decision to introduce changes in the existing syllabus is justified. Though the course of English Core comprises general English, the students of science and commerce streams take little interest in the subject, leading to poor results.”
 “If changes are incorporated in the chapters which can help students in writing long answers, it will be a better option,” Sharma said, while refusing to have received any circular from the CBSE.

According to the KVS, Uppercamp Principal Yogeshwar Bhardwaj, “While the course of Elective English is detailed and literary, the course of English Core is general, therefore changes are required to make it more interesting for the students.”

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