CISCE, (Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations), has decided that all the students of the schools that are affiliated to it will study the course that will be prescribed by them. This will happen from the next academic session, i.e., 2017-18. So, all the students who will be giving the exam in the year 2018, the syllabus will be applicable for them. This announcement was made by the Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon.
Till date, only students from classes IX to XII were prescribed the syllabus by the board. A lot of schools under their affiliation also followed the syllabus that was set by NCERT. On November 23, 59th annual conference of Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate (ASISC) was held in Lucknow, and the curriculum that has been prepared was released then.
Gerry Arathoon said, “ This step will lead towards mobility. Earlier, we were preparing curriculum for class IX till XII. But now with having our own syllabus right from pre-school will ultimately help students to prepare for ICSE examinations in a better way. Now, students will be capable of working towards the board examinations much before.”
All those who want to start a school affiliated to CISCE, the board has decided to reduce the measurement of the size of the land. Now, the size will be 2,000 square metre of land. Whereas, it was 4,000 square metre.
He said, “Now, across the country, the land measurement stands at 2,000 square metres. The reduction is done in order to help the schools who are finding it difficult to acquire 4,000 square metres of land to start a school. However, schools will have to meet the infrastructure requirement and other facilities before seeking affiliation.”