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‘Great relief for students, parents’; says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on board exams being cancelled/postponed

"I am glad that the exams have been cancelled/postponed. This is a great relief for lakhs of students and their parents,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Great relief for students parents says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on board exams being cancelled/postponed-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Apr 14, 2021, 3:12 PM IST
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal welcomed the decision to cancel CBSE class 10 board exams and postpone class 12 exams in view of surge in Covid-19 cases, saying it will provide a great relief to students and their parents.

"I am glad that the exams have been cancelled/postponed. This is a great relief for lakhs of students and their parents,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Echoing similar sentiments, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said, “I am happy that class 10 board exams have been cancelled and dates are being rescheduled for class 12 exams. I appeal to the government to also promote class 12 students on the basis of an internal assessment.”

Amid the rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Centre on Wednesday deferred the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 exams and cancelled Class 10 exams. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"The students of Class 10 would be promoted on the basis of an internal assessment. If a student is not satisfied with the assessment, he/she can appear for the examination once the situation (Covid-19) is normal," Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said.

The education ministry said in a statement that the results of class 10 will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board while the class 12 exams will be held later, following a review of the situation by the Board on June 1.

Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia had on Tuesday appealed to the Centre to cancel board exams, saying going ahead with it can contribute to large scale spread of coronavirus infections.

The CBSE board exams for Class 10 and 12 was scheduled to begin on May 4 in offline mode. The examination was to be conducted in two shifts.

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