Class 12 Board Exams Cancelled: There will be no exams this year for CBSE Class 12 students thanks to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. the choice, he said, was taken within the interest of scholars.
“Health and safety of our students are of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect,” a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said. “Anxiety among students, parents, and teachers, which must be put to an end…Students shouldn’t be forced to seem for exams in such a stressful situation. All stakeholders got to show sensitivity for college kids,” it said.
Within minutes of the choice on CBSE, it had been informed that the Council for Indian School Certificate, too, had called off its Class 12 Board Exams for this year.
The Prime Minister’s decision came at the top of a key meeting that persisted Tuesday on the matter. The meeting was attended by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, and Central Board of education (CBSE) Chairman Manoj Ahuja, besides other officials.
CBSE will now take steps to compile the results of sophistication 12 students consistent with per well-defined objective criteria during a time-bound manner, consistent with the PMO.
“It is set that for any student who isn’t satisfied with the assessment, a choice to appear within the examination would be provided by CBSE as and when things become conducive,” a CBSE release said.
The decision to try to do away with the exam this year comes two days before a Supreme Court hearing on the matter, during which the Centre is predicted to file its reply on a plea seeking exactly this. The court had, on May 31, adjourned the hearing to Jefferson Davis’ Birthday after the Centre sought time to form a choice.
Earlier, during a May 23 meeting, CBSE had proposed holding the exam between July 15 and August 26. It also put forth two options: regular exams in 19 major subjects at notified centers and shorter-duration exams at schools where the scholars are enrolled.
A majority of the states expressed their opinion in favor of holding the exam, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had said following that meeting.
Welcoming the CBSE’s decision taken on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said it’s a crucial step taken within the direction of safe health students across the country. “Heartfelt gratitude of all students and guardians towards the respected Prime Minister,” he said during a tweet.