The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently made headlines for taking actions against its affiliated schools for enrolling more than 40 students in a classroom. However, it now appears that the board is likely up for some relaxation, only for this year. According to recent notice, published on the official website cbse.nic.in; CBSE allowed schools to register up to 45 students per section in class 9 and class 11 for the 2018-19 session. Schools which are facing difficulty are being asked to contact the regional offices of CBSE. CBSE Relaxes Passing Criteria for Class 10 Students! From 2019 Onwards Score 33% in Both Internal & External Together to Surpass the Board Exam.
The CBSE notice reads, “The Board has asked the schools to request the regional offices. But they have to give justification about the excess students for seeking permission for their registration. The online system will be opened for them and they can update (edit) the data in OASIS, but that must be supported by evidence...” It further added, “If the schools have the infrastructure and space, they can add new sections and submit the details seeking permission for the additional section.” In an earlier announcement, the board decided to penalise those schools which are keeping more than 40 students per section under the date as detected by the Online Affiliated School Information System (OASIS).
It must be noted that the private schools will have to pay the penalty to be levied against the school for violation of the stipulated student to section ratio. As the number of government schools in India is not significant and many of them come from underprivileged sections, the board as a one-third relief, allowed the registrations without penalty. The last date for registrations without the late fee is October 22, and the schools can register till November 28, but with a late fee.