Cancel board exams, promote students: Arvind Kejriwal tells Centre amid surge in COVID-19 cases

After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today requested central govt to cancel classes 10, 12 board exams due to spike in Covid-19 cases.

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Published on 13 April 2021 7:45 AM GMT

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After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today requested the central government to cancel classes 10 and 12 board exams due to spike in Covid-19 cases, as per PTI. "Conducting board exams can lead to largescale spread of coronavirus, alternative methods of assessment can be explored," said Kejriwal. He suggested that students can be promoted on "basis of either online exams or internal assessment."

CBSE Board Exams:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the decision to conduct the CBSE exams from May 4 should be reconsidered in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country.

"In the light of the devastating Corona second wave, conducting CBSE exams must be reconsidered. All stakeholders must be consulted before making sweeping decisions," he said in a tweet.

"On how many counts does GOI intend to play with the future of India's youth?" he asked.

On Sunday, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has also written to the education minister to consider the demands of students for canceling the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams.

CBSE's board examinations are scheduled to begin on May 4.

While the government now seems open to reconsidering the examination dates, officers said it was too early to indicate the exact changes to the schedule.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra board has deferred SSC, HSC exams. MP Board too has announced postponement of the board exams.

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