Teachers and students in dismay as the CBSE Class 12 exam 2021 has been cancelled.
Centre on Tuesday put a stop to the uncertainty looming over CBSE class 12 board exams
The decision received mixed reactions from students, teachers and principals
Gandhi writes letter to PM, requesting him to conduct Class 12 Board exams
Centre on Tuesday put a stop to the uncertainty looming over CBSE class 12 board exams. The crucial decision was made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a review meeting regarding the class 12 board exams.
Though, the decision received mixed reactions from students, teachers and principals as well. Some expressed their happiness calling the decision perfect while the others felt that the entire year along with their preparations was wasted.
CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 cancelled: Experts’ reaction
Richa Khanna, member magistrate of Child Welfare Committee and principal of Vardaan International Academy, told India Today that she along with other teachers are waiting for CBSE board directives to know how to prepare a report card for class 12.
She said, “Considering the health of students, yes, it’s a good decision but for any student, board exams are a life-changing event as it gives way towards his/her future career.”
“The bright students are likely to suffer from this decision when they’ll go for university admissions,” she told India Today.
“This is the reason why teachers are worried about their students. Hopefully, the CBSE board will come up with some alternative,” she added.
On cancellation of CBSE and ICSE 12th exam 2021, Manish Singh, Director SKD Academy, told India Today that if we consider the future of the children, so far all the students were upset due to the date of board examination and were not able to decide how to pay attention to the entrance examination of NEET JE and other graduation exams coming forward.
“Class 12 percentage is qualifying eligibility and if the vaccination of children is complete, it would have been right to conduct a board examination, but the future of children cannot be put in jeopardy due to lack of vaccination. Children’s health is paramount,” he said.
He also said, “CBSE’s education system is completely scientific and transparent. It is in the interest of children.”
“Because it will come in the interest, it is expected that the CBSE board should declare the results at the earliest so that the session can be started without delay by taking admission in further university,” he added.
Anil Agarwal, managing director of St Joseph Group of Institutions and president of unaided private, told India Today that there should have been a plan B for the next year and students should not be left to suffer.
“Students and teachers must be vaccinated to the utmost so that more exams or tests should not be cancelled. Students are going to suffer a lot during admissions in colleges, especially bright ones,” he added.
Students also had thoughts regarding the cancellation with most doubting about admissions in good colleges for further studies.
CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021 cancellation: Student’s reaction
Swayam Prabha, a student of St Joseph College, said though exams got cancelled studies never go in vain, he was still hopeful. While, Parth Tiwari, a student of the same school said it was disheartening as he worked really hard for exams.
Shilpa Singh, a commerce student, told India Today that she is unhappy with the decision as she won’t be able to showcase her abilities. While another student of commerce Vineet Singh feels there should have been a rescheduling instead of cancellation.
Zara Khan, another student, admitted that it feels like getting promoted to another class, injustice for toppers and bright students.
Founder manager of City Montessori School Jagdish Gandhi, a few days back, before the centre’s decision, had said ISC and CBSE board exams of Class 12 should take place as students have been working hard throughout the year.
“This will give a fair opportunity to students while maintaining the competitive spirit amongst them to perform with excellence,” he had opined.
Gandhi had also written letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, requesting them to conduct Class 12 Board exams.