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Experts react on the cancellation of board exams

Earlier, lakhs of CBSE students across the country had signed a petition urging the CBSE to cancel the upcoming board examinations due to the pandemic and the rising number of coronavirus cases.

Experts react on the cancellation of board exams
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While the CBSE board examinations have been cancelled for standard 10 and postponed for standard 12, the Maharashtra government had earlier postponed the state board examinations of Classes 10 and 12, which were scheduled to be held this month, in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Speaking about the same, Prajodh Rajan, Co-Founder & Group CEO, EuroKids International stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the entire nation since March 2020. As the current examination cycle is upon us, and the second wave of COVID-19 is impacting more people and children across the country than before, the recent decision of the CBSE Board authorities to cancel Class 10th examinations and postpone Class 12th examinations is a welcome step in alleviating students' and parents' concerns about offline examinations. At EuroKids International, we will adhere to the CBSE Board's decision on the 'objective criterion’ for the Class 10th students, and wait to hear from the Board on the dates for the Class 12th students. While today’s announcement offers much relief, the Class 12th students remain on tenterhooks as to when their year will close. This postponement of their examinations will impact college admissions for the coming year, as the exam, paper checking and results announcements remain open”.

On the other hand, Mona Lisa Bal, Chairperson, KIIT International School stated, “India reported a record single-day rise of 1,84,372 new coronavirus infections pushing the total tally of cases to 1,38,73,825, while the active cases surpassed the 13-lakh mark. 21,50,761 students were scheduled to appear in Class X CBSE board exams while 14,30,243 students were supposed to take the Class XII exams. Cancelling the 10th and postponing the 12th board exams is a positive move from the health perspective. With the alarming rise in the number of daily cases in the country, it was but an imperative step. It has been seen that the second wave of COVID is affecting children more and they are also showing signs of the disease physically and hence conducting examinations with lakhs of students would have only increased the risk. However, we also must make sure that the pandemic does not have any more negative impact on the children’s education and career. Therefore, internal assessments should be the criterion for now. Entrance exams like JEE & NEET can be conducted later for students once the situation is under control. It is time for the students to strategically plan their successful schedule. Focus on the directions given by the teachers, systematically appear in tests. This decision will also have an impact on the students’ psychology, and some might get disheartened after preparing for their exams for over a year now. Believe in yourself and focus on academics. We would urge students not to give up on the preparation of today, as it will be very beneficial for the results of tomorrow. They must keep in mind that the Government has kept the option of conducting the exams on a later date, once the situation is better.”

Earlier, lakhs of CBSE students across the country had signed a petition on change.org urging the CBSE to cancel the upcoming board examinations due to the pandemic and the rising number of coronavirus cases. Moreover, several parents have also appealing to the CBSE to conduct the board examinations 2021 in online mode.

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