Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal is scheduled to hold a meeting with state education secretaries on Monday, regarding issues related to CBSE board exams, New Education Policy and the disruption caused to the education sector by covid-19 outbreak.
A number of states in India has postponed or cancelled board examinations, however the student community is unsure about the modalities of how exams will be conducted.
Along with the university examinations, the state board and central board examinations are facing uncertainty in scheduling the dates due to the major Covid19 outbreak. The meeting assumes significance as school board exams are off and there is a growing chorus to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exam as well as state board exams.
“I will be virtually attending the meeting with State Education Secretaries on 17th May, 2021. The objective of the meeting is to review the #COVID situation, online education, and work around NEP,” union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said in a tweet.
On 14 April, the Centre had announced the postponement of CBSE Class 12 board exams and had cancelled the Class 10 exams after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was followed by several school boards, including ICSE board, states like Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Gujarat postponing their class 12 board exams.