Dilemma of Board Exams amid COVID-19
There is uncertainty whether the board exams would be conducted or not. Students are preparing with a dilemma in their minds.
With the entry of our nation in the third phase of Covid-19 pandemic; we too have become impatient to return to the old normal. No matter how much loss we suffered for the last six months, the time has come now for undergoing acceptance rather than adjustments. The major age group which has been affected the most is the young, particularly the students. And among students, the hardest hit is those who have to appear in the board examinations.
There is uncertainty whether the board exams would be conducted or not. Students are preparing with a dilemma in their minds. Principals of schools all over India have shared the same thought. The officials stood against the postponement of the exams. According to them, postponement of the exams would create disturbance in the curriculum status. Also it would lead to the repression of the students. With no hope of early arrival of a vaccine, parents may not allow their child to go to school.
Observing every circumstance and situation, the Ministry of Education is yet to express its opinion or decision.
However, if the decision is taken to postpone the board exams, it will certainly effect the education and career of large number of students. It will create much confusion for life.
I would suggest that to overcome the problems of practical exams, it should be conducted by calling students in separate batches or groups. Though it would be a time consuming affair but it will be a good safety measure. Exams must be carried out with full precautions and security.
The only message for our students is to be ready to face any challenge that come in their way. Now it’s the responsibility of our teachers and parents to give them an environment full of positivity and support.