Source: The Indian Express
Succeeding the cancellation of the CBSE Board examination on Tuesday, the Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) too followed up and cancelled its ISC examination for this year.
Gerry Arathoon, chief executive, CISCE, stated that the Class 12 students will now be assessed through an alternative scheme. “The details of that will be worked out soon and will be available to you,” he said.
CISCE’s decision comes less than two hours after the union government, stating “uncertain conditions due to Covid and response obtained from various participants”, annulled this year’s CBSE Board examination for Class 12 students following a meeting led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tuesday’s decision is likely to have a drastic effect on the state board examinations as well, especially the BJP-ruled states.
The move comes despite 32 states and union territories supporting the conduct of the Class 12 Board examination this year.
In the national discussion held on May 23 with all the states, the School Education Secretary Anita Karwal had described the Class 12 exam as “cutting-edge” and told the states that the Union government was keen on going ahead with the exam and inclined towards holding it in a shortened format.