Education News: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to cancel Class 12 Board Exams for 2021 over concerns of students’ health and safety. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the decision is taken in interest of the students.
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Within seconds of CBSE’s decision to call of Class 12 Board Exams, the CISC (Council for Indian School Certificate) announced its decision to call off Class 12 Board Exams for this academic year.
One of the most awaited calls for decision making came after a key meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Environmental Minister Prakash Javadekar, CBSE Chairman Manoj Ahuja and besides other officials.
CBSE has instructed its schools to compile scores of students as per well-defined criteria. CBSE also said that for those students not satisfied with the current decision, an option to appear for exams after normalisation will also be given.
On May 31st the Supreme Court ordered the Central Government to come up with a decision regarding the conduction of Class 12 Board Exams, by June 3rd. Earlier on May 23rd, CBSE proposed to conduct board exams between July 15th and August 26th with two options; either 19 major subjects at notified centres or shorter duration exams in the same schools where students are enrolled.
Though majority of the state chief ministers were in favour of holding the exams, the decision to cancel was taken. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed the decision putting student’s health and safety as a first priority.
Congress Leader Priyanka Gandhi tweeted saying: “Congratulations, students of class 12 for making your voices heard. After all the uncertainty and stress, you deserve to relax and celebrate today! All the best for a happy, healthy and bright future ahead.”