Amidst growing corona infection cases in Maharashtra, the state government has decided to cancel the Class X examination. This decision has been taken in the meeting of the state cabinet on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. After the cabinet meeting, Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that there will be no exams for class X, instead all students will be promoted to class XI. However, the decision to evaluate will be taken by the School Education Department. He also said that the examination of class XII will be conducted as soon as the situation of Kovid improves.
Internal Assessment Basis Students will be promoted
Meanwhile, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on social media, “In view of the worsening state of the Kovid-19 epidemic, the Maharashtra government has now decided to cancel the state board exam for class 10th. The health of students and teachers And their safety is our top priority.
Gaikwad has said that this decision has been taken after similar announcements made by other boards. “We will do a process to mark the students on the basis of internal assessment and announce it soon. We will also consider giving the students a chance to appear in the exam if they want. Discussed details for the same Will be working with more experts.
Internal marking system Fairness of Question on
Significantly, while parents and teachers are happy with this news, academics are pointing to a serious reality that marks on the basis of internal assessment may not be possible in many cases because there are many students who are neither Have joined online classes and not taken enough offline classes. Also, no baseline test or cumulative assessment was done for students this year, so more questions are being raised about the fairness of the internal marking system. Class X marks are important for many students from rural areas who migrate to cities for junior college admission, where the cut-off marks is higher in the famous colleges.
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