“It is a great relief,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday when the Center announced the cancellation of CBSE Class XII board exams due to the country’s coronavirus situation. In the current situation, Kejriwal and the Delhi government are raising their voices against holding board exams.
Minutes after the decision was announced by the Center, Kejriwal said he was happy that the standard 12 board exams had been canceled; That’s a big relief.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired the high-level meeting on the issue, stressed that the decision to cancel the exam was taken in the interest of the students. The meeting was called today as students and their parents were being pressured by the government to cancel exams due to the huge increase in the number of coronavirus cases.
Modi said that the health and safety of students is very important and no compromise will be made on this aspect.
Citing the Prime Minister, the government said the concerns of students, parents and teachers should be put to rest, and students should not be forced to take exams in such a stressful situation.
It further said that Modi further stressed that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity towards students as well as their parents and teachers.
“Given the precarious situation caused by COVID-19 and the feedback received from various stakeholders, it has been decided that the 12th standard board examinations will not be held this year,” the statement said.
Evaluate students based on past performance
Initially, the Delhi Chief Minister had requested the Center to cancel the examination and assess the students as per their past performance.
He said in a tweet, “Students and parents are really concerned about the standard 12 board exams. They want the exams not to be taken without vaccinations. I appeal to the Center to cancel the exams and assess them on the basis of the past.” Performance. “
Speaking on similar lines, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said last month that the Class 12 board exams could be a big mistake before vaccinating students. Sisodia, who attended a high-level meeting on the board’s decision on the exams last month, suggested that the government should make arrangements to vaccinate students before taking the exams.
He tweeted, “In a meeting with the central government, the board demanded that arrangements be made to vaccinate Class 12 students before the exams. Organizing the exams together with the safety of the students would prove to be a big mistake. First the vaccinations, then the exams.”
Fifty-five per cent of the 12 per cent students in the class are over 17.5 years old, Sisodia said. The center should talk to specialists about whether they can be vaccinated with Covishield or Covacin vaccine.
He added that the center should also talk to Pfizer for vaccinating 12 class students.
(With inputs from agencies)
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