CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 cancelled; anxiety among students must end, says PM Modi
The CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 have been cancelled after the meeting today chaired by PM Narendra Modi. The CBSE Class 12 results will be made as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner, much like the decision made in April for the CBSE Class 10 board exams 2021.
PM Modi said that the decision on the Class 12 CBSE board exams had been taken in the interest of students due to the uncertain situation created due to the pandemic.
A review meeting was held on Tuesday from 5:30 pm to discuss the fate of the CBSE and other state board exams amidst the Covid-19 situation. Officials gave a detailed presentation on the wide and extensive consultation held so far and views received from all stakeholders, including the state governments.
What PM Modi said about the CBSE Board exams 2021
Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as future of our youth. https://t.co/vzl6ahY1O2
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 1, 2021
“The health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect,” PM Modi said.
He said that the anxiety among students, parents and teachers due to the possibility of the CBSE board exams must be put to an end.
He said that in today’s time, such exams cannot be the reason to put our youth at risk.
“Students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation,” said the PM, adding that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity for students.
The PM said that the Covid situation is a dynamic situation across the country. While the numbers are coming down in the country and some states are managing the situation through effective micro-containment, some states have still opted for a lockdown. Students, parents and teachers are naturally worried about the health of the students in such a situation.
Referring to the wide consultative process, PM expressed appreciation that a student-friendly decision has been reached after consulting all stakeholders from across the length and breadth of India.
He also thanked the states for providing feedback on this issue.
It was also decided that like last year, in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE, as and when the situation becomes conducive.
High-level meetings conducted by PM on board exams 2021
The Prime Minister had earlier held a high-level meeting on May 21 which was attended by ministers and officials.
Thereafter, a meeting under the Chairmanship of Union Defence Minister was held on May 23 which was attended by the education ministers of the states.
Various options for the conduct of CBSE examinations were discussed in the meeting and feedback obtained from the states and UTs.
Today’s meeting was attended by Union Ministers of Home, Defence, Finance, Commerce, Information & Broadcasting, Petroleum and Women and Child Development Ministries and Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary and Secretaries of School Education and Higher Education Departments and other officials.
News Source: India Today