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TO GET ICSE BOARD TO RESCIND ITS DECISION OF ONLY CONSIDERING FIRST 5 SUBJECTS OF 10TH

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CHILDREN APPEARING FOR 2019-20 ICSE 10TH BOARD EXAMS HAD TO COMPULSORILY STUDY 6 SUBJECTS AND MANDATORILY PASS IN ALL 6 TO GET A OVERALL PASS CERTIFICATE. TILL LAST YEAR, STUDENTS WERE GIVEN AN OPTION TO EITHER OBTAIN ADMISSIONS BASED ON THEIR AGGREGATE MARKS OR CHOOSE THE BEST OF 5 SUBJECTS. THIS YEAR THE ICSE BOARD IN COLLUSION WITH THE MUMBAI UNIVERSITY AND MUMBAI EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS SNEAKILY ENFORCED AN ARBITRARY, ILL TIMED DECISION. THAT OF FORCING THE CHILDREN TO ONLY USE THE MARKS OF THE FIRST 5 SUBJECTS. WHEN CHILDREN HAVE BEEN TOLD RIGHT FROM CLASS 9 THAT THEY WILL BE TESTED ON 6 SUBJECTS AND IT IS IN THEIR BEST INTERESTS TO SCORE HIGH IN ALL 6, WHY HAS THIS SNEAKY DECISION TO ELIMINATE THE 6TH SUBJECT BEEN TAKEN? THIS WHEN THE POOR CHILDREN HAVE WORKED EQUALLY HARD IF NOT MORE TO ACE THE 6TH SUBJECT. 

ELEMENTARY! THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS FROM THE STATE  SSE BOARD WHO HAVE FOR WHATEVER REASONS NOT SCORED SO HIGHLY GET AN UPPER HAND WHILE APPLYING FOR ONLINE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS. ICSE STUDENTS TEND TO FOCUS A LOT ON THE 6TH SUBJECT SINCE IT GIVES THEM AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE THEIR OVERALL AGGREGATE, WHICH IS OFTEN DRAGGED DOWN BY THE EXACTING NATURE OF THE ICSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING PATTERN. HOWEVER THIS IN NOT TO SAY THAT THE 6TH SUBJECT IS A CAKEWALK. IT IS EXTENSIVE AND PERHAPS NEEDS MORE ATTENTION AND MORE WORK. 

WHEN THE ICSE CHARTER (IN THE FORM OF A PRINTED BOOKLET) STATES VERY CLEARLY THAT IT IS MANDATORY TO PASS IN ALL 6 SUBJECTS, HOW CAN YOU SUDDENLY CHANGE THE GOAL POST AND ROB INNOCENT HARDWORKING CHILDREN OF THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABOUR! THIS IS LIKE TELLING A PERSON TO SLOG THE WHOLE YEAR BY SHOWING HIM OR HER THE MIRAGE OF A REWARD AND THEN FINALLY JUST YANKING IT OFF! MANY CHILDREN WHO HAVE SCORED HIGH AGGREGATE MARKS ARE SEEING THEIR PERCENTAGES CRUMBLE ON ACCOUNT OF THIS ILL ADVISED MOVE. THIS IS DEMOTIVATING AND DISILLUSIONING  TO YOUNG MINDS WHO HAVE BEEN MADE TO BECOME CYNICAL AT THEIR FRST ENCOUNTER WITH A FAILING EDUCATION SYSTEM. 

RESTORE THE FAITH AND CONFIDENCE OF THE AFFECTED CHILDREN BY RESCINDING THE DECISION TO JUST CONSIDER THE FIRST 5 SUBJECT MARKS. DONT CHEAT HARD WORKING CHILDREN! 



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