The 108th General Body meeting of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi (CISCE) was held in the city.
The members appreciated the excellent results achieved by the students in the 2015 ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) examinations and applauded the efforts of the Council and the affiliated schools. 2,29, 974 students appeared in the ISCE and ISC. The number of students who appeared for ISCE (i.e. held after standard Xth) was 1,58,833 and the number of students who appeared for ISC (i.e. held after standard XIIth) was 71,141. The passing percentage of standard Xth was 98.54 per cent whereas the passing percentage of standard XIIth was 96.38 per cent.
Modifications that have been brought about are in History, Civics, Geography, Mathematics and Physics syllabi at the ICSE level from the examination year 2018. The syllabi for the above subjects have been modified so as to ensure that in addition to conforming to present day educational trends, the syllabus is also relevant, flexible and meaningful in content.”
Besides, the issue of “No detention policy” was also discussed. Dr. Satbir Silas Bedi and YSK Seshu Kumar from the HRD ministry and other members also discussed the concerns arising out of the “No detention policy” upto Class VIII introduced by Right to Education Act, 2009. Renu Sharma, Deputy Director of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi also highlighted the fact that due to the “No detention policy” the results of the students have shown a continuous decline in the past 4 to 5 years and the students are failing in Classes IX & XI.