Delhi CM, Maharashtra Education Minister Mount Pressure On Centre To Reschedule Board Exams

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New Delhi: In view of the surging cases of COVID-19 all over the country, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Maharashtra education minister Varsha Gaikwad requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and other boards to consider cancelling/rescheduling the Board exams.

“Six lakh children in Delhi are going to write CBSE exams. Nearly one lakh teachers will be a part of it. These can become major hotspots leading to the large-scale spreading of Corona. Children’s lives and health is very important to us. I request Centre to cancel CBSE exams,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Twitter.

“Some alternative methods could be thought of. Children can be promoted this time on the basis of either an online method or internal assessment. But CBSE exams should be cancelled,” the Delhi CM added.

The Maharashtra Government has also written to the CBSE, CISCE and other boards to reschedule the exam dates. Maharashtra has already declared the postponement of the SSC (Class X) and HSC (Class XII) board exams in the state.

“Your health is our priority. Given the nature and the spread of COVID-19, the MVA government feels conducting board exams at this stage isn’t conducive at all. So we’ve postponed ours, and have now written to CBSE, CISCE, CambridgeInt, iborganization to reschedule theirs,” School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on her social media handle

“We’re hopeful that these boards will also appreciate our viewpoint. A uniform decision by all boards will be hugely beneficial to the health, safety and future of students,” Gaikwad added.

CBSE board exams 2021 are scheduled to be held from May 4. Class X CBSE board exams will continue till June 7 and Class XII till June 10. CISCE will be conducting the Class XII exams between April 8 and June 18 and the Class X exams from May 4 to June 7.

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