West Bengal 12th Board Exam Cancelled: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced the cancellation of Classes 10 and 12 board exams. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced the cancellation of Classes 10 and 12 board exams. The evaluation methods for HS, Madhyamik students will be fixed by the two boards after consultation with experts and the Education Department, Ms Banerjee informed, adding that the criteria will be announced within seven days.
On June 6, the state government had provided three email addresses and had asked the public for their opinion on whether exams should be conducted or not.
The government has received 34 thousand emails and 79 per cent of them suggested Madhyamik exams should be scrapped and 83 per cent were against HS exams, the chief minister has informed.
The West Bengal government had on June 3 formed an expert panel comprising the head of the secondary board, the chief of state child rights protection panel, a doctor and academics to check the feasibility of conducting WB board exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The West Bengal school education department on Sunday sought public opinion on the matter.
The school education department, in a notice issued on Sunday, said, views of the public are being sought on “whether to conduct or not conduct the Madhyamik/Uchha Madhyamik examinations 2021. If yes, suggestions should be made on the mode of conducting the examinations.”
The WBBSE conducts the Madhyamik (10th exams) which was scheduled to be held in the second week of August as announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Uchcha Madhyamik (12th exams), conducted by the Council, was slated to be held in the last week of July.