Source: The Indian Express
The union government on Tuesday decided to cancel the CBSE Class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the conclusion has been taken in the “interest of students and the concern among the students, parents and teachers must be put to an end.”
In the meantime, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been appealing to the Centre to cancel Class 12 board exams in view of the Covid situation and proposed students be evaluated on basis of past performance. He tweeted that he is glad that the exams have been cancelled.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia too tweeted that the decision comes as a relief for 1.5 crore students.
The Ministry of Education had recently pursued detailed suggestions from states and union territories on suggestions discussed in a high-level meeting on the issue.
The government has informed the Supreme Court, which is hearing a appeal seeking the exam’s cancellation, that it will take a final decision by June 3.