Amid surge, govt may rethink CBSE exams

Amid surge, govt may rethink CBSE exams

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 13

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the government may consider rescheduling Class X and XII board exams, which are slated to begin on May 4, amid rising Covid cases.

There has been a demand for rescheduling/ postponing exams by students, parents and teachers. “While there are no plans to cancel or have online exams, discussions are being held on rescheduling the dates,” said an official.

“No decision has been taken so far. In case of any change, students will be informed well in advance,” he said, adding the Ministry of Education was monitoring the situation and was in touch with the CBSE. “The safety of students and teachers will not be compromised,” he said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also appealed to the CBSE to cancel the board exams. “Around six lakh children will write these exams and one lakh teachers will be on duty. Examination centres can become hotspots. The health and well-being of children is very important. I appeal to the CBSE to cancel the exams. Some other method of evaluation can be considered, such as online exams or internal assessment. Many countries have cancelled exams; some Indian states have done it too,” Kejriwal said.

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