New Delhi (NVI) There will be no exams for CBSE Class XII Board this year in view of the Covid situation in the country.
The decision was taken at a top level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who described the step as a “student-friendly” one that “safeguards the health as well as future of our youth.”
The government, which has been in a huge dilemma on this crucial issue for long, said the CBSE will take steps to “compile the results of class XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.”
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, said an official release issued after the meeting.
It said the decision was taken “in view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders”.
“The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students,” the release said.
The PM stated that COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of Board Exams has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end, it said.
“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. PM said that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation,” the release said.
The Prime Minister stressed that the health and safety of the students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect. He said that in today’s time, such exams cannot be the reason to put our youth at risk, it said.
The PM directed officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance with well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner, the release said.
“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 said.