The Maharashtra Government on January 10, 2019, launched ‘open SSC Board’, an opportunity for students to pursue schooling from home.
“One of the key reasons for this initiative is to encourage and empower young athletes and artists, who spend considerable time in practice and tournaments and because of this, are unable to pursue formal schooling,” said State Education and Sports Minister Vinod Tawde
“At the age of 10, you can appear for class 5 exam, at the age of 13 for class 8 exam, and as a 15-year-old for class 10 (SSC) exam,” he added.
It has been observed that many students quit their passion when they enter classes 9 and 10 since they are unable to juggle their academic requirements and rigorous schedules. This initiative will help in changing that since students will now have more flexibility.
State Board Chairperson Shakuntala Kale told, “The application process will be open till January 31, but we intend to extend the deadline. Students who register now will be able to appear for exams in six months. To register, students will have to submit their identity proofs and school-leaving certificates.”
The exams are scheduled for June and December every year.