CBSE class 9 and 11 exams could be held offline across the country as schools have reopened as the Omicron variant becomes weak
CBSE class 9 and 11 exams are set to be held offline at several schools from the upcoming week. As the Omicron related COVID-19 infections have been dropping, several state governments have permitted schools to re-open and function normally. Since March is usually exam season, children have been called to schools to give examinations offline. This decision has not been taken well by several students.
“We have studied in online mode whole year and we are not prepared to give offline exams. Why can’t online exams be conducted this time also? We can come to school when the new session starts but if you are you conducting online classes then take online exams also. Please try to understand students’ problem. Corona may even vanish in the next session. Please take online exams as there is lots of pressure on us because of this. My exams are very close, and only seven days are left,” said Shilpy to Dataquest.
Several parents of students who have to give CBSE class 9 and 11 exams offline have also written to Dataquest voicing similar concerns. “The schools are not giving options to say no. They have sent the datesheet and asked the parents to fill up a consent form in which they are forcing the parents to send their children to give offline exams. More than half of this academic session was online, then why do we have to give offline exams. Most of the students in 9th are not 15years old so they are not even vaccinated. It’s not fair, conduct exams online,” said a parent.
However, some students and parents believe that life has to get back to normal and offline classes and exams must resume. “The Government has been trying to open schools since December. All these students have given their offline first terms and the syllabus also has been reduced to half. So why this hue and cry? Since instructions were to conduct classes in hybrid mode, not even 10% private school children chose to attend school, reasons better known to the parents and them. This is an unnecessary Gimmick, running campaigns against offline exams,” said Rupika Tandon.
CBSE class 9 and 11 exams will proceed as planned for most students as the COVID-19 situation has improved in most states across India. Nevertheless, how should CBSE class 9 and 11 exams be held according to you? Those who are for or against offline examinations can take the following poll to make authorities take a note of their voice.