Taking into view the uncertain conditions due to COVID, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the cancellation of the CBSE Class XII Board exams. He announced this after holding a meeting on Class XII board exams on June 1.
The meeting decided that the CBSE would take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
In a tweet, Modi said “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.”
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
INTEREST OF STUDENTS
Modi said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams was taken in the interest of students. He 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.
The Prime Minister said that while the numbers have been 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. The students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation,” he said.
HEALTH ANS SAFETY
He stressed that the health and safety of the students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect.
Modi said that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity for students. He directed officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance with well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner.
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.
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.