Source: The Hindustan Times
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal about cancelling the pending CBSE boards exams of class 10 and 12, citing the rise in cases of Covid-19 in the UT.
In his letter addressed to Pokhriyal, Sisodia on Monday said, “I am writing to draw your attention towards my concern regarding the plan of CBSE to conduct the remaining exams of class 10 and 12 in July. I hope you would agree with me that the board exams, particularly those of class 12 are high stake exams for children. Hence, subjecting them to take this exam in such an uncertain and anxiety-prone situation would not be fair to them.”
The education minister said that there are 242 containment zones in the capital presently and the number will rise in future. “As per the current CBSE plan, a school in these zones will not be used as an exam centre but there is no clarity on how children from these zones will come out to take exams,” he said.