Centre cancels CBSE class 12 exams, CICSE announcement follows

The decision has been taken within the curiosity of students, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying. The decision to cancel class 12 exams have been taken at an overview meeting chaired by PM Modi on Tuesday evening.

The central government on Tuesday determined to cancel the Class 12 board exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in view of the continuing Covid-19 scenario within the country. The decision was taken at a gathering chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Class 12 outcomes might be made as per well-defined goal standards in a time-bound method,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) mentioned in a launch. It additionally quoted PM Modi as saying that the decision has been taken “within the interest of scholars”.

The Health and safety of our college students are of utmost significance and there could be no compromise on this facet, Prime Minister Modi further mentioned.

Just hours later, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) announced the cancellation of its class 12 exams as well. “Indian College Certificates (ISC) Board examinations for class 12 have been cancelled. The ultimate CISCEchoice on compiling outcomes is but to be taken,” Dr G Immanuel, CISCE chairman, told news agency ANI.

On April 14, CBSE issued a notification cancelling class 10 exams, whereas suspending class 12 exams because the second Covid-19 wave triggered devastation throughout the nation. On April 16 and 19, the CISCE, too, issued related notifications.

Additionally final month, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” chaired a meeting with state schooling ministers and different stakeholders to resolve the destiny of class 12 exams. After the meeting, which is reported to have ended “inconclusively” Pokhriyal mentioned that an “informed” and “collaborative” decision could be taken by June 1. On Tuesday, Pokhriyal was admitted to the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with post-Covid issues.

On Monday, the Centre informed the Supreme Court {that a} choice on cancellation of class 12 exams could be taken “within the subsequent two days.” The highest court docket, which deferred the listening to Thursday, took up a plea in search of cancelling the exams because of the present Covid-19 scenario within the country.

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