Ahead of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 2020, which is slated to begin on February 15, chairperson Anita Karwal wrote a letter to the board aspirants and their parents saying that marks aren’t everything and parents shouldn’t pressurise their kids.
“Board exams do not and cannot rule your life. We adults do not get to where we are today by being good at every subject and every activity in our school days. Schooling is surely about exposure to various subjects, but it is much more about learning to become a life-long learner and about acquiring values and skills,” Karwal wrote.
She also recalled incidents of her colleagues children who did well in life despite not scoring well in board exams. She also added that the future recruiters “may not always bother too much about the marks you get in school. They will want to know instead, whether you are capable of working hard or are a creative person. Some may want to check out your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Others may focus on good communication or collaboration skills.”
She also asked parents to “ensure that your child develops that confidence in your rock-solid support, if ever she needs to cope with adverse situations without being disheartened or disillusioned.”
She concluded the letter by wishing students luck and advised that “armed with the knowledge of all your inimitable capabilities, now go forth and attack your worries, lay them to rest, work hard and do your best.”
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