Ranchi: The Jharkhand government has decided to implement the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) pattern in 80 of its schools of excellence across the state from the start of the new academic year in April 2023. The 80 selected schools of excellence include 24 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas, 24 state-run girls’ schools, one middle school in Pakur, 24 district schools, and 7 model schools.
The director of Jharkhand Education Project Council, Kiran Pasi said, “Till the end of the previous academic year, these 80 schools followed the curriculum and structure of JCERT, however, now they will follow the CBSE English syllabus now.”
For the development of these schools of excellence, the JEPC will organize a conclave of the school management committees (SMC) comprising parents and school managing authorities on March 17. Chief minister Hemant Soren will chair the meeting which aims to create awareness about the new pattern. The SMC members will be informed about the curriculum, infrastructure, and vocational programs to be provided to the students. They will also be encouraged to act responsibly by the state’s expectations.
The first phase of the conclave will be held at the district level on March 13.
Pasi said, The meeting with SMC members and parents, presided over by the chief minister, will assist us in informing the schools and their administrators of the changes. Since the CBSE curriculum emphasises sports and other activities as well, the purpose of the conclave is to inform the participants about the changes and to identify the areas that require improvement.” A letter issued by the JEPC in this regard said, “At the district level, necessary arrangements would be made for vehicles so that participants can attend the convention. The vehicles will be arranged to ferry the members of the SMCS to the meeting locations on time.”