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Maharashtra Govt Seeks More Clarity From Centre On Board Exams


Maharashtra Govt Seeks More Clarity From Centre On Board Exams
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The Maharashtra Government has requested the Centre to take a definitive step with regard to board examinations across the country amidst the new wave of the coronavirus. 

In a letter sent to Central Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on April 10, Shiv Sena spokesperson Arvind Sawant asked the Union Government to rethink its decision to conduct exams during a pandemic. “Your intervention would mean national consensus, instead of a unilateral decision by any particular state,” the letter read.

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“We have multiple boards operating in India- CBSE, ICSE, state boards, IB and IGCSE. There is a need for clear communication from the HRD (Education) Ministry in terms of examinations across the country,” the letter went on to say.

Sawant also said that students haven’t been allowed to receive COVID-19 vaccines as of yet and that conducting board examinations in such a climate would put students, their families, as well as the teaching faculty at risk of contracting the virus. 

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He added that some students may belong to containment zones wherein movement is restricted.

The call to postpone or cancel board exams has risen over the past few weeks. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and MP Rahul Gandhi have asked the Union Government to postpone the CBSE board examinations currently scheduled to start from May 4. 

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