CBSE sources, nonetheless, mentioned conducting exams within the current situation doesn’t appear possible whereas ‘#cancelboardexams’ grew to become the highest pattern on Twitter quickly after Sunday’s assembly was introduced.
Announcing the assembly, schooling minister Ramesh Pokhriyal mentioned: “The PM has desired that any decision affecting the career of students has to be taken in wide consultations with all state governments & stakeholders.” He mentioned Sunday’s assembly will likely be chaired by defence minister Rajnath Singh and in addition attended by Union minister Prakash Javadekar and Smriti Irani.
“All the state education ministers and secretaries have been requested to attend this meeting and share their views with regard to the upcoming examinations. This virtual meeting will take place at 11.30 AM,” he mentioned.
A CBSE supply mentioned, “The Board has been holding discussions on Class XII exams which were postponed in April due to the pandemic. However, since the situation is still far from normal, the Board is mulling various options which include conducting the exam for the major subjects as well as cancellation. However, no decisions have been reached yet as the definition of major subject is a tricky one. For example, for a student with one vocational subject in the five compulsory ones, that would be a major subject.”
A senior CBSE official mentioned a remaining name could be taken within the first week of June after reviewing the scenario and primarily based on inputs from the ministry of schooling.
“Another option is to conduct the exams for the major subjects in a shorter format of 90 minutes with short answers and the centres would be the home schools of candidates,” mentioned the official. He mentioned in both scenario, the Board would wish two to a few months to finish the method.
As quickly because the announcement of the high-level assembly was accomplished, college students took to twitter tagging the PM, CBSE, Pokhriyal and others with over three.5 lakh tweets recorded until 8pm on Saturday.
A pupil, Pawan Kumar, tweeted tagging Pokhriyal and the CBSE to say,“If you are not having trust in your safety policy to conduct meeting offline then please do not even think about offline exams. No offline meeting=no online exams.”
Shalini Chaudhary tweeted, “Sir it will be very difficult for those children whose parents or family members are suffering from Covid. Everyone is saying that you all got so much time to study but the family problems are also responsible. those students who lost their parents how they will manage.” Soumyodeep Dolui mentioned, “Dear CBSE, last year I lost my father due to Covid, this year I suffered and I was extremely depressed during that period … in extreme fear as I don’t have money for hospitalisation. I don’t want to lose anyone else or myself.”