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CISCE to hold virtual meet with schools over ICSE marks

CISCE to hold virtual meet with schools over ICSE marks

May 8, 2021
Mita Mukherjee

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will hold virtual meetings with ICSE school heads to clarify doubts regarding submission of “average marks” obtained by 2021 ICSE candidates in the Class IX and X internal tests , the CISCE said.

The CISCE on April 29 had asked its affiliated schools to submit the “average marks” of the internal examinations of Classes IX and X for devising “a fair and an unbiased criterion” for preparing the results of the 2021 ICSE candidates. The council had cancelled the ICSE examinations on April 19 given the “worsening situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

In a circular issued to the heads of ICSE schools  on Saturday, the CISCE said the virtual meeting with schools of West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim will be held on May 10.

“In order to address schools’ concerns, clarify doubts, check the status of schools in the States of West Bengal,  Arunachal Pradesh,  Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim and to get a direct feedback from our Heads of Schools the CISCE is organizing a Virtual Meeting. The virtual meeting will be held on 10th May 2021…”, Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of CISCE said in the circular issued to the heads on Saturday.     

 Several schools said they were unable to conduct the internal meetings for collating the data as many of their teachers including the school principals are suffering from Covid-19.  In some states, there is lockdown and the schools are totally shut.

Principals of several schools had raised these difficulties to the council, the heads of some schools said.

“The country is going through probably the worst crisis of its time due to the ravaging nature of the Second Wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Each state in the country is affected in varying degrees, some worse than the others. Considering this, the CISCE therefore cancelled the ICSE Year 2021 Examinations vide its circular dated 19th April 2021. However, the CISCE has committed to a fair and unbiased criterion for the preparation of the ICSE Year 2021 Examination results, always keeping the best interests of the candidates and schools in mind,” the CISCE said in the circular today.

Also read: CISCE asks schools to submit class IX & X internal marks of students

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