Keeping the rising Coronavirus outbreak in the national capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal urging him to cancel the remaining CBSE 2020 Board exams. The Deputy Chief Minister has laid out a series of reasons in his letter detailing why it is not feasible to conduct the pending CBSE 2020 Board exams which were scheduled for July.
The rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital and the unavailability of schools is one of the main reasons.
As Delhi is already witnessing a massive spike in the number of cases, the anxiety and safety of the children cannot be ignored. The total number of cases at the time when the letter was written was 44,688 which is expected to peak at about 5.5 lakhs in July end.
Also, highlighting the unavailability of schools to conduct the remaining CBSE 2020 Board exams, Deputy CM Sisodia stated that presently 343 school buildings are being utilised for various relief work for COVID-19. Of the total 343 buildings, 251 are serving as distribution centres, 39 are shelter homes, 33 are hunger relief centres, 10 serve as transit migrant camps while the remaining 10 are quarantine centre.
Pointing out that these schools are high risk zones which cannot be used for conducting the remaining CBSE Board exam 2020 and also added to it the fact that there are 242 containment zones in the capital already, there is absolutely no clarity as to how the pending CBSE Board exams can be conducted from 1st July 2020 onwards.