CBSE to accredit schools on quality of education

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New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is now gearing up to grade schools on the basis of the quality of education they provide to the students and will avoid the infrastructure of the schools and the commercial activities.

A plan to accredit and grade schools in 2013-14 never took off but CBSE, which functions under the human resource development ministry, is now ready to start grading schools affiliated with it.

CBSE chairman R.K. Chaturvedi went on to say: “We will accredit schools. The focus will be more on quality outcome rather than infrastructure.”

CBSE has at least 18,000 affiliated schools, most of which are private. A government official who asked not to be named said grading schools would help parents and students.

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