Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) has cancelled this year’s Class 10 and Class 12 board exams in the state following suit with the likes of CBSE and most other state education boards. Chief Minister Hemant Soren broke the news through an official tweet yesterday indicating that both exams are cancelled in light of the prevailing situations.
As per reports, approximately 7.5 lakh students were registered with the state education board for appearing in Class 10 and Class 12 board exams this year. Mahip Singh, Secretary of the Jharkhand Academic Council, said that a meeting has been called on Friday this week to discuss the subsequent course of action. The council is expected to decide on the strategy to be implemented for evaluation of the merit of students, result declaration, marking and similar processes in the meeting.
The Secretary of JAC also included in his public statements that the JAC is glad that the Class 9 and Class 11 exams could be conducted. The merit of students in these exams can be considered for awarding marks to Class 10 and Class 12 students respectively. The Council will also follow closely the pattern followed by the Central Board of Secondary Education for declaration of Class 10 and Class 12 board exam results, Mahip Singh reportedly stated.
As per latest updates, more than 4 lakh students were registered to appear in Class 10 (Matric) exams of the Jharkhand Academic Council this year. Whereas, more than 3 lakh candidates were also registered to appear in Class 12 (Inter) exams of the JAC this year. Both the exams stand cancelled this year as confirmed by the Head of the State, Chief Minister Mr Hemant Soren yesterday.
The decision of the state has been applauded by Manish Mishra, General Secretary, Jharkhand Abhibhawak Mahasangh (JAM). He said that the government has finally taken the correct decision by cancelling the board exams. However, he also added that the delay in taking the decision was causing stress among registered candidates. We welcome the decision, Mishra was quoted saying.
Allegedly, the demands for cancellation of the Board exams in the state were prevalent since at least the beginning of this year. “We have been demanding for cancellation of the board examinations for past six months”, State president of Private Schools & Children Welfare Association Alok Dubey stated to the media.
On the contrary, some students have evidently expressed dissent against the government’s decision. Responding to the CM’s tweet earlier, some students alleged that they have worked hard for the exams and the decision is not correct. Others have alleged that the government has taken too much time to take the correct decision.