The mandatory accreditation process implemented by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is proving to be tough for CBSE-affiliated schools. The required documents for the process and the clauses needed to be complied with by the schools to acquire the School Quality Assessment and Accreditation (SQAA) certificate are extensive to the extreme, as per sources from various affiliated schools.
Sources from schools which have applied for SQAA claimed that the agencies scrutinize and crosscheck all records for the SQAA process to the minutest detail. Hence, the schools need to document details of the smallest actions or activities.
CBSE has enforced plenty of conditions that affiliated schools need to fulfill, which makes it easy for the accreditation application being rejected.
In another lack of clarity regarding CBSE rules, students, parents and teachers alike are in doubt when it comes to the candidates choosing between the CBSE Class X Board examination and the school-based one. Moreover, the very idea of board examinations being optional is unclear to many, including several CBSE school authorities. The new schools do not have complete knowledge of the reform.
Source: India Today