CBSE 12th board exams 2021 should be cancelled as the third wave has been predicted to impact over 150 million children, said India Wide Parents Association in a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office. The association has also added that the Government of India should adopt alternative modes of assessment for this academic year. Conducting offline examinations under these conditions would put at risk the lives of students, teachers, and other staff in risk, says the Association.
“Take decision immediately. Students are under a lot of stress. The second wave is very dangerous. We need to prepare for 3rd wave from now and avoid offline exams,” says Adv Anubha Shrivastava Sahai, President, India Wide Parents Association. “12th board Students are waiting for justice. Please take a decision immediately and find out an alternative for the offline exam,” she adds on her Twitter handle.
The India Wide Parents Association, in its letter, has said that postponing CBSE 12th board exams 2021 further will only add to students’ anxiety, mental pressure, and depression. “Students have been studying in 12th grade for more than 1.5 years now. It’s high time the Government gives them attention and takes decision immediately without any further delay” says the Association in the letter.
12th board Students are waiting for justice . Please take a decision immediately and findout an alternative for offline exam.
— Adv Anubha Shrivastava Sahai (@anubha1812) May 17, 2021
Also, postponing the CBSE 12th board exams 2021 is not a solution as this would lead to loss of academic year, and further postponement of seeking admission into institutes for higher education, adds the association. Adv Anubha Shrivastava Sahai is of the opinion that an alternative assessment method like the one being used for 10th standard students should be applied for CBSE 12th board exams 2021 as well.
“Government cancelled 10th board exam and CBSE has come up with a very good solution for internal assessment. Those who are not satisfied can appear for the exam at a later date to improve their score,” she says. Currently, students and parents have been trending #modiji_cancle12thboards on Twitter hoping to capture the attention of authorities. The hashtag is now trending at number 1 with more than 4 lakh tweets in under 3 hours.