Advocate, Mamta Sharma, recently filed a plea in the Supreme Court for cancellation of the CBSE, ICSE, and state board exams. The advocate went a step ahead in her fight and has now written a letter to the Prime Minister of India. The letter is dated May 19, 2021, to Shri Narendra Modi with the subject line “Request to take immediate cognizance of issues in respect of CBSE, CISCE and all state board examinations of class 12th for the academic session 2020-21.”
It has been written on behalf of the 1.5 crore class 12 students awaiting their boards, their parents, and teachers. Through it, the advocate requests for 2 major things:
#1. First, to set up a committee headed by the prime minister himself along with other members of CBSE, CISCE, and state boards.
#2. Second, formulation of an effective mechanism to assess the students and declare the results.
An excerpt from the letter is given below:
The letter urges the PM to mobilise the assessment process of class 12 students and declare the results as soon as possible so that the students can focus on their competitive / entrance exams.
It also highlighted that given the condition of the nation and medical emergencies all around us, it is not possible to conduct the offline board examinations. The examination is not a one-day affair and needed at least 2 – 3 weeks for concluding. The minors will be impacted if the offline exams are held. If the exams are held, then the students might get infected as the vaccinated process for the students is underway.
The letter explains that the offline exams will have multi-fold effects. Not only the students, their parents, teachers, families, school administrative staff will be also exposed to risking their lives.
The advocate also mentioned in here letter that usually, the result of class 12th is announced by the end of May. Depending on it, many students prepare for the upcoming entrance exams like NEET, JEE. At present, a delay in result has left the students “perplexed” and “demoralized”.
Mamta Sharma has also tweeted her letter on Twitter. Check here.
Earlier, on May 17, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held a key meeting with the Education Secretaries of all states. One of the agendas of the meet was – discussion on whether it is feasible to conduct class 12th board exams in the current pandemic situation. There was no concrete announcement made in the meet. The ministry has neither dismissed the speculation of cancelling the CBSE 12th Board Exams 2021 nor agreed for the same.