Tribune press service
New Delhi, June 1
In view of the uncertain conditions due to the Covid, the feedback received from stakeholders and the apprehensions expressed by parents and students, the Center today canceled the class XII exams.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Officials from the CBSE and the Ministry of Education made a detailed presentation of the views received from all stakeholders, including states.
“The health and safety of our students is of the utmost importance. Covid has affected the academic calendar and the question of exams has caused immense anxiety among students and parents, which must be removed, ”the Prime Minister said.
The CISCE, which does not come under the Ministry of Education, has also reportedly canceled class XII exams.
Modi called on officials to ensure results are prepared according to “well-defined objective criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner.” It has also been decided that like last year, in case some students want to take the exams, the option will be offered to them as the situation becomes favorable.
The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani and Piyush Goyal. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal was unable to attend as he is admitted to AIIMS due to “post-Covid complications”.
Assessment standards soon
PM asked officials to ensure results are prepared in accordance with “well-defined objective criteria in a fair and time-bound manner”
Hry also cancels exams
The Haryana government has decided to cancel the class XII exams organized by the State Council, Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Tuesday.
- Performance in internal evaluation, pre-boards
- Marks obtained in the three to four preceding classes
- A result of class X can be considered