Noted educationists today welcomed the government's decision to introduce grading systems this year and make CBSE exams for Class X optional from next year.
Terming the decision as "marvellous", Amita Wattal, principal of Springdales school here said, "I think it is a wonderful news, something that we have been waiting for a very long time. It will relieve the children from the burden of these extremely violent examinations. The continuous comprehensive evaluation will ensure that the child is groomed from a very young age."
"We have got mixed reactions as far as the students are concerned but they all are very happy that the current system is being replaced by a more authentic system of evaluation," added Lata Vaidyanathan, principal of Modern School.
Career counsellor and noted educationists Usha Albuquerque said the move was "ideal" in the given circumstances.