There has been a growing demand from the student community in favour of postponing the upcoming board exams. At this point, almost every social media site is filled with mixed reactions. The primary reason why students have started the online movement is that there is not much time left for the examination. Moreover, there are three different demands that the students now want to be addressed. Firstly, a section of them wants the exam to be postponed while another demands complete cancellation. There is a third section that wants the mode of exams to be changed to online.
To get some clarity into the issue, Advocate Mamta Sharma has started an online survey. She is now requesting .volunteers who can participate in the detailed survey to know what the students want. As one can see from the tweet below, a particular user wishes to file a case for postponing the CBSE exam and henceforth, they want to know about the procedures that have to be followed.
Why are the students unhappy?
The upcoming board exams of CBSE will follow a mixed pattern. There will be both objective and descriptive type questions. Students claim that there is not much time left for them to complete the syllabus owing to the subjective pattern of the exam. There has been some delay in releasing the CBSE Term 1 results and as such, the uncertainty still prevails. As seen on Twitter, there are students who are yet to start their preparation for the exam.
Students are also presuming that if the date sheet for the exam is released early, then they can start their preparation at the earliest. Another reason that they have cited is the present COVID-19 situation in the country. The impact of the third wave of COVID-19 is not yet over. Although some students do not want complete cancellation of the exams, they are urging for a one-month extension so that they can be fully prepared.
There are still some students who are yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19, although the vaccination drive is underway. Moreover, the students who have already taken the first dose are left to get the second shot. Despite that, the number of average cases in the country hasn’t lessened down. As per researchers and health professionals, the severity of the virus is less but the infection rates are high which also means that the students are likely to get affected. With all these claims in hand, online demands are seen to increase.