CBSE Board Exams cancellation/Postpone announcement
Sangeeta Hajela, Principal, DPS Indirapuram
In view of the Covid cases increasing exponentially, we appreciate the decision to cancel the Class 10th Board examinations . Class 10th Board exams are not the school-leaving examinations marking the transition to higher learning institutions; the result of 10th Board helps students and teachers assess the stream choice and the subject allocation .
In such a time when the pandemic has reached its peak, it is better to calculate their result on the basis of internal assessments and overall performance. The focus should be now to address the learning gap that has already occurred . However, Class 12th Board examinations have a different kind of sanctity attached to them , because all higher studies opportunities and career choices, both in India and abroad , depend on it .So, postponing the class 12th exams and not cancelling them is a good decision.
Pallavi Upadhyaya, Principal, DPS-RNE Ghaziabad
Cancelling off-line examination is indeed a great move as there is an alarming increase in Covid cases. But it is not a complete cancellation. The board is planning to design a new objective criterion to assess the students of class X. The pattern should be shared as quickly as possible with the schools to enable the teachers to get the students ready for the same. I welcome the decision taken by the government.
Rajat Goel, Director, MRG School, Rohini
Considering the current scenario, where we do not have enough online provisions throughout the country, it is a practical move. Having said that, in the entire year of the pandemic, we have not been able to develop our country to provide education to students all over the country. Had we been prepared for it, we could have made online provisions for the same. Its unfortunate that the students have put in so much effort throughout the year to achieve their desired result in board examination for nothing but in the current situation, health comes first for all. We should fight corona together and get vaccinated as soon.