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Class 10 exams Canceled and 12th Postponed in India

Outbreaks of coronavirus have increased across the country in India. The deadly virus has spread to 11 states in the country. And that is why the government of the country has taken a big decision about the examination of students on Wednesday. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India has canceled the Class X examination this year in the recent Corona situation. The twelfth class examination is suspended for the time being.

Today, on Wednesday morning (in the last 24 hours) 1 lakh 64 thousand 372 people were caught with corona infection. And 1 thousand 26 people have died. This is the record for the highest number of infections in a single day.

Education officials demanded that the board exams be postponed or canceled in view of the growing number of corona infections in the country. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the Ministry of Education on Wednesday. At this meeting, it was decided to cancel and postpone the examination. After the meeting, it was informed that the results of the 10th class examination will be determined in accordance with the policies and criteria prepared by the board. And after seeing the situation in Corona, the decision will be taken when the Class XII examination will be held. The Board of Education of India will review the situation in Corona on June 1.

The examinations of both the classes were to start on May 4. The test was to be held till June 14.

After the meeting, Union Education Minister Ram Naresh Pokhriyal told reporters that arrangements would be made for the 10th class students to move up to the next class after the review.

Earlier, due to the increase in the incidence of corona, there was a demand to postpone the CBSE Class X and XII board exams this year. Various political parties, including the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party, have demanded that the CBSE board exams be postponed.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday called for the cancellation of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams. He said at the press conference that about six lakh students and one lakh teachers, as well as persons involved in the examination, would be involved in the examination. As a result, test centers can become Covid-19 hotspots (prone to infection). So he urged CBSE not to take board exams.

Earlier, millions of 12th and 10th class students had filed online petitions demanding cancellation of this year’s board exams. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and some other actors also supported the students’ demand. Teachers and parents also agreed to the students’ request. On Sunday, Priyanka Gandhi wrote a letter to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriwal requesting the cancellation of the exam. Asked not to risk the lives of future generations of the country in this way, he said, “More than one lakh people are being affected every day. In this situation, it is not realistic to give security to every examinee. Our duty as political leaders is to protect future generations. Please do that. Cancel the test considering the situation. ‘

However, the government rejected the request earlier this month. It was then informed that the test will be taken in accordance with the rules of Kovid-19. However, as the infection continued to increase, India took a new decision with the test. References: NDTV and The Hindu

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