The Directorate of Education (DoE) has clarified that students in grades 9-12 should not be called to school for lessons or tests. The Delhi government announced the same last Friday. However, a resolution by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Saturday night found otherwise, and the department asked for clarification.
“It is clear that no student in grades 9-12 should be physically called to school for exams, internships or other academic and non-academic activities,” the DoE said in an official order. The decision was made after the emergence of COVID 19 cases in the state capital. Delhi recorded 10,774 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. According to the Health Department, this is the largest increase in one day in the state capital. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the COVID-19 situation in Delhi is “very dire” and issued a strong warning urging people to leave except in cases of emergency. Students in grades 10 and 12 have requested that the board exams scheduled for May to June be canceled or taken online, but neither the Central Board of Secondary Education nor the School Certification Examinations Council of India have taken no decision about it.
Students in grades 10 and 12 have requested that the CBSE board exams, which are scheduled to begin May through June 2021, be canceled or taken online. The Central Board of Secondary Education and the Council for School Certification Examinations of India have not made a decision yet.