Delhi High Court lashes out at CBSE for 'anti-student attitude', treating students as enemies

The Delhi High Court slammed CBSE on Monday, December 14, for its “anti-student attitude”, stating that it was dragging students to the court unnecessarily.

Delhi High Court lashes out at CBSE for 'anti-student attitude', treating students as enemies
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On Monday, December 14, the Delhi High Court quipped that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has “anti-student attitude”, adding that it was “treating students as enemies” by dragging them all the way to the Supreme Court.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan stated the same while hearing a plea moved by the Board challenging a single judge order, which stated that the CBSE’s reassessment scheme for students whose board examinations got cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus would apply to improvement candidates also.

As per reports, the single judge had stated that like regular students, those who appeared for improvement exams would also be entitled to avail the scores according to the assessment scheme or appear for the optional examination whenever it is held by the CBSE.

Meanwhile, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Education Minister, had earlier during his live address to the students, stated that not only there is a possibility of postponing the exams, in case the situation does not improve with regards to the outbreak of the coronavirus, he also suggested further syllabus cut based on the situation.

Moreover, Pokhriyal stated that if schools continue to remain closed, there will be an alternative mode of assessment instead of the CBSE class 10 and 12 practical board exams. He further added that there is no mandate that the exams will be held in the month of March and a postponement and further delay can be considered based on the situation. However, he has not notified the date as of now. Speaking about the same, he stated that the dates will be fixed considering no clash between the exams in order for the students to have enough time to prepare for all of them.

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