Mandatory for schools to report all cases of short attendance to CBSE board to take final call

CBSE has issued a notice to the affiliated schools, about all the cases of low attendance of students with supporting documents. According to the bye-laws, the final call is taken by the board for the same. Rule 13 of the Examination Bye-laws states the requirement of attendance for a student to be eligible for appearing in CBSE Class X & Class XII examinations while rule 14 of Examinations Bye-laws specifies that minimum 75% attendance is required for students to be eligible to appear in board exams. It has been observed by the board that these issued circulars are not taken seriously by students as well as by parents. In order to deal with this problem, the board has prepared SOPs. Schools have been requested to report the attendance with the report of the circumstances under which a long leave is permitted from a school. Every academic session, schools will have to compile the attendance date up to January 1 and identify cases of short attendance. There are few cases where students can have long leaves such as illness, any other family issue, etc. This action of CBSE will help students to take their studies and board exams seriously.