Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has shown reluctance to hold the board exams due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation. The examination for the 10th and 12th class was scheduled to take place from May 04, 2021, to May 21, 2021, but was postponed amid a surge in the covid-19 cases in the state. However, as per the CMO, the fresh examination dates will only be issued after the authorities review the prevailing COVID 19 situation.
Jharkhand Chief Minister has sought the opinion of students, teachers and parents to come to a decision regarding the holding of the class 10th and class 12th exams. According to the Chief Minister, knowing the opinion of the test takers is going to help him to make better decisions. He has also assured that he will discuss his points with the Government of India.
According to the CMO, in this pandemic situation, many students and families are going through mental anxiety while several have lost their near and dear ones. In such a scenario, conducting an offline exam, by maintaining the social distance won’t be possible and there are high chances that aspirants could get infected. Hence, a lot of guardians, as well as students, have suggested the CM for holding the examination online with reduced time duration. In this way, both the purposes i.e. maintaining social distancing and conducting the examination will be fulfilled.
After keeping in mind all the suggestions of the guardians and students, i.e. reducing exam duration, changes in the subject, home centre etc. CM has come to conclusion that all the examinations will be held only when the pandemic comes under control.
In a high-level meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has sought detailed suggestions related to holding the class 10th examinations by May 25. The final decision will be made, once the Ministry gets an idea of the ground reality of the situation of the pandemic in the Country and State. CM Hemant Soren has prompted the government to vaccinate the teachers and students before the test centre as a priority to ensure their safety.
According to the official information, more than 3.32 lakh students are going to appear for the JAC intermediate examinations in 2021 and the Jharkhand Academic will soon come to a decision on the JAC 12th examination 2021. The Central Government will inform the students 15 days prior to the examination.