Union Minister for HRD, Kapil Sibal today unveiled a 100-day plan plan to revamp and reform the primary and secondary education system in the country based on the recommendations of Yashpal committee and the National Knowledge Commission.
To reduce the trauma of students and parents during the public examinations and make the admission process smooth, government favours a single school board at the all-India level replacing various boards in the country and make class X board examination optional.
The government also plans to set up autonomous authority for higher education and research.
The government will introduce a system to replace the present assessment procedure of giving marks to awarding grades which will reduce stress. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be the first board to introduce the grading system in the country. A proposal is pending in this regard.
The government will explore the possibility of setting up an independent accreditation body for schools to ensure quality.