Universities Should Not Conduct Exams Amid Pandemic, Online Tests ‘Discriminatory’: Kapil Sibal

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Source: The Hindustan Times

Universities should not hold examination amid the pandemic and online mode of exams should also be omitted as it is discriminatory against poor students, said Kapil Sibbal who was the formal Human Resource and Development Minister.

He also mentioned that half of the school session, for the year 2020-21 has already suffered due to the covid-19 due to lack of proper classes, also, the board examinations should not be held next year as it may add to the burden of students. 

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Sibal, who as the HRD minister had spearheaded a reforms process in the education sector under which it was decided to abolish compulsory CBSE Board exams for Class 10, said it was a sensible policy to have been followed but when the NDA came to power they reversed that.

Asked if examinations are not held on how university students will be promoted, Sibal said there were two issues — those who are to be promoted from the first year to the second year as well as from the second year to the third year, and those in the third and final year.