In the wake of the surging coronavirus cases across the country, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is said to hold an important meeting on May 17. As per reports, the meeting is scheduled to discuss the matter of conducting class 12 CBSE exams or replacing it with other feasible methodology to evaluate students.
As of now, there are no official announcements on cancellation or conducting class 12 exams, across the country, except Tamilnadu. The state education minister of Tamilnadu has confirmed that the state will be conducting class 12 exams once the pandemic ends. Since the minister hadn’t left any date or approximate time, students were left with no option, but to get ready for exams.
But answers to CBSE students still remain void as the CBSE officials have not delivered any note on conducting CBSE class 12 exams.
Earlier, the Ministry of Education and CBSE had criticized the reports which claimed that the board is planning to scrap/ cancel class 12 board exams. Hence the board has said, ‘Any information on CBSE class 12 exams will be announced public.’ Also, it has to be noted that a petition was filed in Supreme Court seeking the cancellation of Class 12 board examination.
The petition explains the current situation students are facing and feasibility conditions across the country. “Conducting Class 12 board examination is not possible because of surging COVID-19 cases. Even online or offline examinations are not feasible because of the pandemic. Delay in the declaration of Class 12 results will hamper students taking admission in foreign universities”, the plea filed by advocate Mamta Sharma read.
“CBSE must devise an objective methodology to declare the results within specified time otherwise it will affect around 12 lakh students,” it adds.