PM Modi Meet Education Minister at 12 PM Today to talk about CBSE Exam. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting today with union education minister Pokhriyal, Secretary & other important officials to discuss the CBSE board exam issued. PM Modi has called the meeting to discuss the class 10 and 12 board exams amid demands to cancel them due to the massive surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
The demand cancellation of upcoming board exams for class 10 and 12 grew louder on Tuesday in wake of the rise in Covid-19 cases even as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said it has not taken any decision yet in this regard. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia appealed to the Centre to cancel the exams saying the examination centres can become super spreaders and alternative methods for assessment need to be explored.
“Six lakh children in Delhi are going to write CBSE exams. Nearly one lakh teachers will be a part of it. These (the centres) can become major hotspots leading to large-scale spreading of corona. Children’s lives and health are very important to us. I request the Centre to cancel the CBSE exams,” he said at a press conference.
Hindustan Times got in touch with CBSE’s senior official, who said that they are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Some state boards have already started postponing their exams. “In case of CBSE, which is the biggest national board, any decision regarding exams cannot be taken unilaterally. We are discussing the situation with Union ministries and will take a call if the exams need to be postponed or not,” a senior official was quoted saying.