Considering the Maharashtra government’s decision out of line, a large number of concerned students have launched the #cancelboardexams2022 trend on Twitter and requested the state government to conduct the Maharashtra SSC, HSC Board Exam 2022 online. They were anxious and with regards to the conceivable Covid-19 contamination and Omicron fears, Maharashtra board Class 12, 10 students urged for online board exams.
As the educational minister of Maharashtra, Varsha Gaikwad tested positive in the previous week, students raised concerns regarding offline board exams amid Omicron spread across the country. Students expressed that offline exams should not be expected from students when when the infection is spreading at such an alarming rate.
Taking forward the #cancelboardexams2022 trend amid fast-spreading omicron infection, a student posted “What’s the guarantee that 10th and 12th Board Students will be safe. The Main Prof. herself is suffering from the virus. That’s definitely not done. I am stressed and scared about my mental and physical health. We want strict actions.”
The Maharashtra School Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE0 has already released the class 10th and 12th board exam schedule. Class 10th SSC Board exam is scheduled to be held from March 04, 2022, to April 07, 2022. Whereas the class 12 HSC Board exam is scheduled to be held from March 15 to April 18, 2022, respectively. Schools and Colleges have been ordered to shut down in several parts of Maharashtra. Hence students are eagerly expecting the announcement of the 2022 online board exams.
As of now, board exams have been scheduled to be conducted in an offline mode only. Although students are flooding Twitter with #cancelboardexams2022 trend and are expecting a better change. In response to this, Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad claims that decisions regarding offline board exams were made after consulting schools, headmasters, teachers, principals, and analysts.
Students expressed that the online lectures are not sufficient to be prepared for the offline exams. They further added that teachers were trying to cover a chapter in a day, in order to cover the entire syllabus, while being away the rest of the time during online lectures. Students expressed that the online exams are not in their favor, as the vaccine drive has just started for the children aged between 15 to 18 and will take at least 3 months to cover the entire population. Until then no students are ready to attempt the offline board exams.
Conducting Maharashtra class 10th and 12th board exams in an online mode seems to be highly unlikely. Although students can expect the exams to get postponed when cases start declining and see a downfall along with all the students vaccinated.