The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 board examinations have been cancelled. This important decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. The government says that this decision has been taken on the basis of the uncertainty arising due to the second wave of the Corona epidemic and the feedback received from all the stakeholders related to the examinations.
The government says that this decision has been taken keeping in mind the health and future security of the youth of the country. After considering all the aspects, the government has come to the conclusion that in the current situation, 12th class board examinations should not be held this year. In a statement issued by the government, it has been told that after the cancellation of the examinations, now the results of class 12 students will be prepared on the basis of fair parameters set by CBSE. All this work will be done within the stipulated time frame.
Apart from CBSE, the 12th class examinations of the Indian School Certificate (ISC) board have also been cancelled. Dr. G Immanuel, chairman of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), said a final decision on preparing the result is yet to be taken.
It is necessary to end the stress of students, parents, teachers: PM
According to the statement issued by the government, Prime Minister Modi said in the meeting that the academic calendar has been badly affected due to the COVID epidemic. In such a situation, the issue of board examinations has become a cause of great stress for the students, their parents and teachers. The PM said that it is necessary to end this tension. Modi said that the situation related to COVID-19 is constantly changing across the country. In such a situation, it is natural for students, parents and teachers to be concerned about the health of the children. He said that children should not be forced to take examinations in such a tense environment.
In this review meeting held on Tuesday in the chairmanship of the PM, the officials presented the entire issue in full detail through a presentation. In this, information was also given about the discussions held with all the parties on the issue of 12th examination and the feedback received from the state governments. It was only after this presentation that it was decided to cancel the board exam.
Earlier on Monday itself, the government had assured the Supreme Court that the final decision regarding the conduct of the 12th board examination during the current COVID-19 epidemic would be taken in the next two days. On Monday, Attorney General KK Venugopal said this in the Supreme Court on behalf of the government.
Last year also the exams were cancelled
During the hearing on Monday, the Supreme Court had told Venugopal that the government had the right to decide about the examination. But if you are withdrawing from last year’s policy, then you have to give solid reasons for it. The Supreme Court had already approved the decision to cancel the remaining examinations of the board of CBSE and CISCE held from July 1 to July 15 last year. The next hearing of this case is to be held in the Supreme Court on June 3, in which the government was asked to give information about its decision.