The coronavirus pandemic has left almost all the students apprehensive, especially those who have to give their board exams. Yesterday the Education Minister addressed the teachers and came across their concern regarding the upcoming board exams.

Earlier this month, the Education Minister had announced a reduction in the syllabus, especially for students appearing for their board exams. Both the teachers and the students welcomed the announcement. Yesterday while addressing the teachers, the minister expressed his gratitude towards them. The minister honored the teachers by terming them as corona warriors who ensured that the teaching did not stop. Mr. Pokhriyal thanked the teachers who worked hard to ensure that students did not lose a year because of the pandemic. 

Later, Mr. Pokhriyal also invited teachers’ recommendations regarding CBSE board exams. He asked for suggestions regarding when and how the exam should be held. The minister also asked the teacher to suggest the exam pattern in which the exam should be held during these difficult times. 

Suggestions from the teachers:

While Mr. Pokhriyal invited the teachers’ suggestions, a few teachers raised their concerns for the upcoming board exam. Many teachers had asked the minister to postpone the exam so that the students get some more time to prepare for their written board exams. Teachers also raised their concern regarding practical exams.

A few parents suggested conducting online exams. Reacting to this, Mr. Pokhriyal said an online exam is not possible for a country like India. He explained that an online exam could be challenging as there might be internet issues or unavailability of devices or load shedding. 

The Minister said that every student should be given an equal opportunity.  

Announcement regarding exam dates:

Mr. Pokhriyal announced that the CBSE board exam would be postponed. However, he did not suggest any alternative dates for the exams. Teachers welcomed the decision to delay the exam as it would give children ample time to prepare for the written examination. 

On behalf of Basidia, we encourage all the students appearing for their CBSE board examinations to stay positive and concentrate on their exam preparation. We will update you with any future development regarding the CBSE board exam 2021.

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