Sharmili Mallick

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has time to time come up with various student and teacher friendly guidelines in order to ease the burden on the teaching-learning process. This time too, the board has come up with strict guidelines to curb the unholy nexus between schools and coaching institutions.

In a recent circular, the board has asked all its affiliated schools to shut down the coaching centres that are being run inside the school premises.

Sources said, the CBSE took the move after it got some evidence and complaints regarding the functioning of coaching centres inside the premises of schools during school hours in order to prepare students for various entrance and competitive examinations like medical and engineering.

It may be noted that as per the Board Affiliation bylaws of 2018, CBSE bars commercial activities in its affiliated schools. The bylaw also empowers the CBSE to disaffiliate any school, if it is found violating the laws.

The CBSE also bars private tuitions by teachers and also prohibits school teachers to engage in private coaching.

It is evident that such coaching classes inside schools with hamper classroom activities and it will also play negative impact on the students as they will not get enough time to make a balance between their classroom and personal lives, believe educationists.