Cancellation of pending Class 12th CBSE BOARD EXAMINATIONS

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Amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic crisis, The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared that it would conduct the pending board examinations for class 12th from 1st July to 15th July.

As evident by the daily reports, the number of cases are surging across the country. Almost every other household has either a family member or a close relative who's infected with the virus. Such tense conditions, which seems to be only worsening, are affecting the mental health of the students. Many of them are now suffering from depression, psychological trauma or anxiety issues due to the surrounding negative environment which is not only making it hard for them to focus on their studies but also maintain a peaceful state of mind. Also, a lot of students have family members who are infected and thus it isn't mentally possible for most of them to concentrate on their studies and not worry about their loved ones. Every student is concerned about their future, and are afraid at the same time to visit the examination centres for there's a risk to their health and their families.

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia recommended that the CBSE examinations should be cancelled and the class 10 and class 12 students should be promoted based on internal exams and assessment. The board, however, had denied the possibility of cancellation of the pending board exams.

CBSE has decided not to conduct any pending examinations for the affiliated schools outside the country. There are several CBSE schools located in 25 countries. Then why not in INDIA, where the conditions are much worse compared to the others. The Student Population in India is nearly 34 crores, and the government should safeguard the students.

Our goal is not to escape from the Board Exams but to protect ourselves from the Corona Virus.

Not being able to perform well in the exams due to the reasons mentioned above wouldn't only worsen the student's mental health but would also put their future and health at stake. There's a high risk for them to get infected by the virus at the examination centres as a lot of students would gather there. Thus, we request the concerned authorities to cancel these examinations for now. They can mark students based on their internal assessments throughout the school year, which would be a much better option than conducting the examinations. Students are the building blocks of the nation, and treating their future lightly isn't in the best interests of a country.