While making few changes in the existing affiliation bye-laws, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently announced that it will soon be conducting a recruitment drive for teachers to be placed in various Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
At the sidelines of the CBSE conference on ‘Examination Reform for Inclusive Education’, CBSE chairperson RK Chaturvedi informed reporters about the updating of bye-laws and other changes in the near future.
Details of the report:
- As per reports, CBSE will be updating its affiliation bylaws for schools so as to make the system more transparent and to further bring them in accordance with legislations like Right to Education Act and Persons with Disabilities Act
- While commenting on the RTE Act, Chaturvedi said it allows children with special needs to pursue mainstream education, but it has been seen that special schools are being forced
- Also, “Inclusion”, Chaturvedi emphasised, rejects the use of special schools or classrooms to segregate the differently-abled children
- “Generally, the schools use the inclusion model for selected students with mild to moderate special needs. Fully inclusive schools do not separate general education and special education curriculum, instead, education curriculum is restructured in such a way that all students learn,” he added
- Meanwhile, he also mentioned that that the section 26 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 mandates the provision of free and compulsory education to all children with disabilities up to minimum age of 18 years
Further, he said, “We are planning to look at the bye-laws and make them more compatible with the existing legislations. The government will also bring in the New Education Policy in the coming days. We have to ensure that our norms are in consonance with the overall policy.”