While we are about to enter the month of June, Central Board of Secondary Education still have not decided on the Board Examinations for Class 12 owing to current second wave of pandemic.

 

The continuous deferral of the exams have left behind anxiety and peturbances among the students and their parents. However, it is being said that the Central Board of Examination will review the COVID-19 situation of the next month and then announce the final decision. The exams could either be further rescheduled or cancelled.

 

As per the previous announcements the CBSE Board Examinations of class 10 and 12 was scheduled to commence from May 4. But due to the massive outbreak of COVID-19, the board exams of class 10 was cancelled and class 12 was shelved. In the same announcement, CBSE included the reviewing of the COVID-19 situation on June 1 2021.

 

Students and their parents have certainly spoken against the conduction of the CBSE 2021 Board Examinations in physical mode amidst the pandemic. They have also approached the Central Government for the same by running a campaign on social media supporting the cause. The National Council of CBSE schools have also proposed the cancellation of board examinations and encouraged to find alternative exam patterns for the students.

 

In the same time, from the southern part of India, Tony Joseph, a teacher from CBSE school of Kerala, have filed a PIL in the Supreme Court supporting the conduction of the board examinations. In his PIL, he said that the scrapping of the board exams could be unfair for the students and can hamper the education system.

 

Subsequently, a plea has been filed by parents and teachers, urging the Supreme Court to intervene and take action against the conduction of CBSE board exams in the middle of the pandemic, as physical exams can turn into super spreader COVID-19 events.

 

Nonetheless, there has not been any official statement regarding the cancellation of exams from CBSE. While addressing the issue, CBSE said, CBSE said, “It is clarified that no such decision has been taken regarding CBSE Class 12 examinations as being speculated in certain sections of the media. Any decision taken in this matter will be officially communicated to the public.”

 

In the recent virtual meeting was arranged with Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Education Minister, along with other education secretaries. In the meeting Pokhriyal invited suggestions regarding the upcoming class 12 board examinations across the country.

 

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