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Monthly Newsletter | April 2020 | Volume 12


Dear readers,

 

It is with a deep sense of purpose that I present before you the School Serv Newsletter for the month of April 2020.

 

Since the last publication of the newsletter, things have changed dramatically. From feverish activity aimed at achieving accelerated results we have temporarily transitioned to dormancy aimed at avoiding a general paralysis. COVID-19 crisis has given us a new perspective on global village and has challenged us to find new ways to advance in times of retreat.

 

Undaunted in this hour of general lockdown, we have tried and succeeded in preparing our new school projects scheduled to go live in 2020, just the way they were envisioned. Our capacity to meet timelines has remained virtually unaffected and for this I am grateful to our partner schools for their conviction.

 

This edition of the newsletter contains news articles revolving around the effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on education and the ways in which the system is coping with it.

 

CBSE’s decision to postpone the last date for applying for affiliation has been included. Other items include the pending decision of CBSE regarding the promotion of school students, launching of digital apps and book series to enable remote learning and UNICEF’s initiatives to minimize disruption of education in 145 affected countries.

 

With a hope that we will soon resume our lives enriched with insights and awareness, I hope that you all will have a productive and health-preserving time during this lockdown.

 

With wishes of wellbeing and hopes for a vibrant comeback, I invite you to read our newsletter.

 

 

Stay Home, Stay Safe !

Vinod Kakumanu



Extension of deadline for application of affiliation of schools announced by CBSE

In the wake of Corona Virus lockdown, the Central Board of Secondary Education hasextended the deadline for applying to get CBSE affiliation for aspiring schools. The board has released a notification to this effect.

 

The last date for applying, as per the CBSE affiliation rules, is March 31st. The date has now been extended by a month. The last date for applying for affiliation to CBSE is now April 30th.

 

The CBSE notification noted that the decision to extend the deadline has been taken in view of the requests received from the representatives asking for an extension d...


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CBSE, NCERT, NTA to design new academic calendars under HRD ministry directions in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown

The Human Resource Development Ministry, in view of the Coronavirus lockdown has directed CBSE, NCERT, NTA and NIOS to come up with alternate calendars. The direction c...


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CBSE still mulling over the matter of promotion of students

The remainder of current class 10 and 12 has been postponed by the CBSE officially, however, a notification with regards to class 1 to 9 and 11 is yet to come. In view of the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 situation, many state boards have declared to promote students, except for those in 10 and 12, to the next class without any exam.

 

CBSE spokesperson, Ms. Rama Sharma, clarified the position of the board by stating that the board is only responsible for the 10 and 12 board examinations and decision regarding promotion to other classes will come after the Directorate of Education's (DoE) takes a stand on it.

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'Corona Studies Series' to be launched by the National Book Trust

Considering the post-Corona readership needs, the National Book Trust has decided to launch a series titled 'Corona Studies Series'. The series will document new readership needs.

 

The rationale behind the book series is based on the assessment that the Corona Pandemic will have extraord...

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Free Digital Learning App for Class 9, 10 Students launched by Haryana

Bright Tutee, a digital learning app has been launched by the Haryana Board of School education for students of class 9 and 10. This digital app will be free until July 31, 2020 and will cover Maths, Science, English, Hindi and Social Science subjects. The app, which is available in Hind...


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UNICEF scales up support in 145 countries to marginalize disruption of education amid COVID-19

As the closure of the schools was affected across countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is estimated that studies of 80 percent of the students have been disrupted. Responding to the crisis, UNICEF announced that it will scale up its contributions in 145 countrie...


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