Amid the rising cases of Novel Coronavirus and the pressure over the Centre to cancel the board exams have come to a decision. Following consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Education Ministry has agreed to postpone the CBSE Board exams scheduled for next month. On June 1, the ministry will assess the situation and set new dates.
Class 10th exams, however, have been canceled by the ministry. Sources in the Education Ministry previously told The Indian Express that keeping the exams on time appears to be “difficult,” considering the rise in new infections. The offline exams for CBSE will begin on May 4th.
Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi, both from the opposition, have urged the Centre to postpone the board exams. Parents, child rights organizations, and a number of state governments have all made similar requests to the center to rethink the decision to hold CBSE board exams offline next month.
Delhi Chief Minister also expressed his relief over postponing/canceling of CBSE Board exams.
He said- “I am glad that the exams have been canceled/postponed. This is a great relief for lakhs of students and their parents.”
Source: The Indian Express