The Chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Mr. Vineet Joshi has warned all the schools affiliated with it to provide free education of 25 percent to poor and socially weaker sections of the society. Speaking to the reporters after addressing teachers of over 500 CBSE schools in the country during the inauguration of 18th National Annual Conference of Sahodaya Schools in the City, Mr. Joshi said that “The Parliament has passed the Right To Education Act this year and had mandated all government aided and private schools to provide free education to 25% of students from poor and weaker section of the society. It is the law of the land and they have to follow it”.
When Mr.Joshi was asked about the Grade System introduced by CBSE, he said “The students and their parents well welcomed it. In fact we have not heard any student committing suicide in the pretext of examination stress. With this we are certain that grade system has become a great success”. He also added “In future, CBSE would conduct All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) online as in the current context it would not be possible as many of the students were not comfortable with computers.
Initially, Mr. Joshi read out the speech copy of Union HRD Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal who was to inaugurate the conference but did not attend the meeting. Mr.Sibal had said that with the conference teachers would discover their optimum potential to channelize student's energy.