CBSE exams 2021: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today raised concern over conducting of Central Board of education CBSE Board Exams 2021 scheduled from May 4. The CM also appealed to centre to cancel the CBSE Board Exams 2021 or to think about conducting exams online.
“Some alternative methods might be thought of. Children are often promoted this point on the idea of either a web method or internal assessment. But CBSE exams should be cancelled,” he said at a news conference here.
“6 lakh children in Delhi are getting to write CBSE exams. Nearly 1 lakh teachers are going to be a neighborhood of it. These can become major hotspots resulting in large-scale spreading of Corona. Children’s lives and health is extremely important to us. I request the center to cancel the CBSE exam, ” said the CM.
Notably, the Delhi government has already asked schools, colleges within the capital to stay closed considering the Covid-19 surge. The Department of Education last Friday notified that each one offline academic activities for college kids of classes 9 to 12 in schools are discontinued till further orders.
There is also an enormous outcry from students to postpone the Central Board of education (CBSE) classes 10, 12 exams. More than one lakh petitions have been signed on change.org demanding cancellation or postponement of the examination. Many politicians, actors also joined the chorus supporting the students’ demand.
Political leaders, actors also supported the students’ move. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, ” “In the sunshine of the devastating Corona second wave, conducting CBSE exams must be reconsidered. All stakeholders should be consulted before making a comprehensive decisions.”
Actor Sonu Sood extended support to the scholars , saying, “I request everyone to support students who are forced to seem for offline board exams in these tough times. With the amount of cases rising to 145k each day I feel there should be an indoor assessment method to market them instead of risking numerous lives.”