Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday gave a glimpse into the high-level meeting called by the Centre to discuss the conduct of the CBSE, ICSE Class 12 Board exams and entrance examinations for JEE Main and NEET 2021. The meeting–chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh– began at 11:30 AM and concluded at around 2 PM today.While addressing a press conference post the high-level meeting, Delhi deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, said that the Delhi government is not in favour of conducting Class 12 board exams.
The Delhi Deputy CM said – “Conducting Class 12 board exams before vaccinating students will prove to be a big mistake and failure. The central government’s priority should be vaccination. The central government should either talk to Pfizer and arrange vaccines for 1.4 crore students and almost the same number of teachers across the country.””If the young-aged vaccine can be given to 17.5-year-olds following the advice of health experts, then Covishield and Covaxin, available in the country, should be first applied to all children of 12th and all teachers,” he added.Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will share more information about format and also the CBSE Class 12 board exam dates on June-1.
Many students have also argued that countries with a much lower number of COVID cases have cancelled all exams, and yet, the CBSE board hasn’t done the same. Others have lately taken to Twitter and started trending #modiji_cancel12thboards and #CancelExamsSaveStudents to bring the matter to the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier, students have repeatedly requested Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and CBSE to cancel board exams by using #CancelBoardExams.