CBSE class 12 board exams updates: Will inform final decision at earliest, says Pokhriyal
Safety and future of students, teachers supremely important to us: Education Minister on holding Class 12 board exams amid pandemic
Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank after charing a high-level meeting today said that both students' and teachers' safety, security, and future are supremely important on holding the Class 12 board exams amid pandemic
He said," I'm confident we will be able to arrive at an informed, collaborative decision regarding the Class 12th board exams and remove the uncertainty among student's and parent's minds by informing them of our final decision at the earliest."
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
After the deliberations, Nishank said, "The meeting was extremely fruitful as we received immensely valuable suggestions. I have requested the state governments to send me their detailed suggestions by May 25. I am confident we will be able to arrive at an informed, collaborative decision regarding the exams and remove the uncertainty among student's and parent's minds by informing them of our final decision at the earliest." "I want to reiterate that both students' and teachers' safety, security, and future are supremely important to us," he added.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the over two-hour meeting. Union ministers Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar and Sanjay Dhotre were among those who attended the meeting, besides education ministers and secretaries of several states and union territories.
"As envisioned by the Hon'ble PM, the meeting was extremely fruitful as we received immensely valuable suggestions. I have requested the State Governments to send me their detailed suggestions by 25th May,"Pokhriyal further said.
Earlier, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has called a crucial meeting on Sunday to decide on pending Class 12 board exams and subsequent entrance examinations that were postponed due to the second wave of COVID-19, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said.
The high-level meeting was chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani as well as Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar will be among those present. Education ministers and secretaries of all states and union territories have been asked to attend the meeting.
Pokhriyal also sought inputs from all the stakeholders – students, parents, teachers and others – through social media.
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