September 21, 2013, 2:12 pm
Schools will be graded on the basis of different aspects like academics, infrastructure, sports, qualification of teachers, overall performance in results and many more.
Parents in the city say this will make their task of selecting a good school for their children easier.
But, school managements say the move may spark off a competition between all schools to get A grade, as well as to maintain their performance.
"It has both positive and negative aspects. It will certainly end confusion and difficulties for parents, who go through a tough time while searching for a good school for their kids’ admission. But I also feel it would increase our problems too. Every parent and student would like to go to A graded school and it won’t be very tough to get admission in these school," said Isha Malhotra, a parent and resident of Kitchlu Nagar.
certainly be under pressure to perform and give their best. CBSE has been making efforts to give a stress-free environment to students, but such initiatives will add to the stress factor."
Regional head of CBSE RJ Khanderao said, "Under the planned grade system, the CBSE will grade each of its affiliated school on certain criterion like overall performance, infrastructure, qualification of teachers, sports and many other things. Schools will have to maintain at least 15% marks in each category, and 75% aggregate marks. This grading will be done once in five years and ranking would be updated on the website of CBSE. The board has taken this decision to make schools maintain good standards and help parents choose good schools for their kids."