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Ramesh Pokhriyal holds meeting with education secretaries; no decision on CBSE class 12 exams yet

However, even though several students were hoping for clarity with regards to the Class 12 board examinations, no announcements were made.

Ramesh Pokhriyal holds meeting with education secretaries; no decision on CBSE class 12 exams yet
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On Monday, May 17, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank held a key meeting with the Education Secretaries of all states.

According to reports, the union minister discussed at length the COVID-19 situation, online education, preparedness of all states regarding the same as well as the implementation of National Education Policy, NEP 2020.

However, even though several students were hoping for clarity with regards to the Class 12 board examinations, no announcements were made. Therefore, it is still unclear whether the examinations will be dismissed. Meanwhile, earlier on Friday, the Education Ministry had shared that the decision on CBSE exams is expected by May 24. Moreover, the CBSE had also informed that no decision has been taken as yet and once confirmed, the same would be duly notified to the public.

Furthermore, due to the pandemic, the common admission process for central universities, postponement of school exams, are all in limbo with the government delaying a concrete decision regarding the same. According to reports, a government panel of vice-chancellors had submitted its report in April, supporting a common entrance exam for undergraduate courses, and a similar process for postgraduate courses at the more than 40 central universities. The education ministry, however, is yet to make a decision.

Moreover, officials have stated that this year, the admission is facing two challenges, namely, the outbreak of the coronavirus and the spike in COVID-19 cases. In addition, the delay in school board examinations and the possibility of declaring school board results via schools’ internal assessments make it more subjective.

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