Amid Covid fears, college students demand cancellation of board exams


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Amid Covid fears, college students demand cancellation of board exams

With the second wave of coronavirus hitting India, the pandemic is way from over. Scientists have predicted that the continuing wave might peak by mid-April and that the infections may even see a steep decline solely by the tip of Could, a interval when the board and different examinations will happen throughout the nation.

College students are demanding cancellation of the upcoming board and different examinations, or at the very least a postponement for now. Taking to Twitter, a number of college students rallied collectively utilizing #cancelboardexams2021 to protest in opposition to the upcoming examinations which shall be held by way of offline mode. 

“The scholars have already confronted a whole lot of issues until now on this pandemic. Courses had been held on-line so the exams must also he held on-line or college students ought to be promoted by way of inside evaluation marks,” a scholar wrote.

CBSE ASSURES SAFETY OF STUDENTS

In the meantime, the Central Board of Secondary Training (CBSE) has assured that it could take ample measures to make sure the security and safety of scholars showing within the exams. CBSE Examination Controller Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj informed India TV Digital that the board has elevated the variety of examination facilities by 45-50 % so as to guarantee social distancing and following of Covid protocols. He stated that the CBSE has funded the examination facilities in order that they can make the most effective of the preparations for college students. 

“We are going to observe Covid SOPs launched by the federal government of India. Plus, we’re formulating our listing of tips which shall be launched quickly. CBSE may also create consciousness amongst college students and fogeys,” Dr. Bhardwaj stated. 

On Tuesday, India recorded 96,982 coronavirus circumstances and 446 fatalities in a span of 24 hours. The nation witnessed an all-time excessive of 1,03,558 single-day new coronavirus infections on Monday. 

READ MORE: Maharashtra more likely to postpone SSC, HSC Board exams

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