Ahead of PM Modi’s crucial meet, Arvind Kejriwal appeals Centre to cancel Class 12 board exams

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday took to Twitter to approach the Centre to cancel Class 12 board exams in the backdrop of the prevailing Covid situation, reminding the government that children are not yet vaccinated. He also suggested the government to promote class 12 students on the basis of the previous evaluation. 

“Students and parents are really worried about Class 12 board exams. They want that the exams should not be conducted without vaccination. I appeal to the Centre that the exams be cancelled and the evaluation be done on basis of the past performance,” Kejirwal tweeted in Hindi.

The exams for class 10 and 12 were differed earlier this year and were scheduled to be held in May. However, amid the fear of the second wave of coronavirus, the education minister announced on April 14 that exams for class 10 will be cancelled, while decision on class 12 exams would be taken in June.

Meanwhile, the appeal by the chief minister comes ahead of a crucial meeting on board exams this evening which will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Centre has asked state and union territories to provide detailed suggestions that would be considered in the high level meeting chaired by the Prime Minister. 

Earlier, the CBSE had put forward two options for the Class 12 board exams – conducting regular exams only for major subjects or holding short-duration exams at schools in July and August. 

The government has informed the Supreme Court, which is hearing a plea seeking the exam’s cancellation, that it will take a final decision by June 3, as per PTI.

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