CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 CANCELLATION: BIG decision by schools – Read details
The National Council of CBSE Schools urged Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to conduct the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board examination even if it is delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation even as the demand for the cancellation of the CBSE class 12 board exams is growing. The National Council of CBSE Schools is of the inference that the Class 12 pass certificate was the most important document considered for entry into various higher educational institutions.
National Council of CBSE Schools secretary-general Indira Rajan said, as quoted by The Hindu, that the council feels that the exam has to be conducted even if it’s delayed, probably even by using alternative examination patterns.
Rajan also said that the decision to hold the exams will resolve the anxiety of both the students and parents as many of them were eagerly awaiting entry into good-quality professional institutions.
Meanwhile, schools affiliated with the CBSE are planning to hold another set of online practice tests for Class 12 students.
It is to be noted that summer vacations have started in schools but a special schedule has been set by the CBSE affiliated schools for those students who are set to appear in CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 to clear their doubts. Schools are planning to hold a test after the beginning of online classes after the summer vacation, a test will be held.
The schools took this decision after Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ did not make an announcement about the cancellation of the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 following a meeting with education secretaries of different states.
During the high-level meeting, Pokhriyal said that the second wave has forced the education institutions to remain close for a longer period. “While we have ensured that students are learning at home through various initiatives, we should focus on the needs of the aspirational districts where there is a digital gap so that we can empower the local bodies, NGOs and the parents and teachers,” he added.
Pokhriyal also sought suggestions from states on the issue of the pending class 12 board exams. The CBSE Board exams were scheduled to begin on May 4 but were postponed because of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “To conduct the Board Exams for Class XII, the situation will be reviewed on June 1 by the Board,” the Education Ministry said.