Cancel ICSE Board Exams 2021

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Cancel ICSE Board Exams 2021

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Anonymously Yours started this petition to Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations and

Covid cases in India are increasing at an unprecedented rate. In the last few weeks, the numbers have skyrocketed, with cities like Mumbai experiencing their biggest ever daily case surge since the beginning of the pandemic.

It isn't safe for millions of students to give their board exams in these times. The health and safety of the children should be the first priority of the council.

Students have already given their preliminary examinations. Most schools have conducted 2 prelims, some even 3. Now, once again the students are being told to sit for the board exams, which is just mentally and physically draining for the students.

Last year, the students were in a similar situation. There were just a few Covid cases in the country but the council cancelled the remaining papers and took into consideration the prelim marks of the students. Now, India has surpassed Brazil and become the country with highest daily Covid-19 cases IN THE WORLD (as on 5th April 2021). Cities like Mumbai are experiencing their biggest ever daily case surge since the beginning of the pandemic! In such times, the government wishes to conduct board examinations and refuses to accept prelim marks as final marks (as it was done for the previous batch when cases were less). It is unfair to these students who are in a much much worse position than last year's batch if they are asked to write the board exams.

Uncertainty of the pandemic, the IMMENSE, IMMENSE difficulties faced in online school (most students struggled in grasping the concepts being taught), anxiety and trauma of those students who were/have been affected by Covid, the trauma of students whose loved ones succumbed to this virus, the pressure of giving prelim exams twice and thrice amidst this... I think this is enough (if not way too much) mental stress for a sixteen year old kid. Asking them to appear for offline board examinations is just, sad.

I urge the council to empathize with the students and cancel board exams and announce this decision soon as the uncertainty and apprehensions really take a toll on the mental health of the students. Please sign this petition to bring these problems to the Council's attention and make it happen.

Thank you.

(Stay home. Stay safe. Spread love)

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