The Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that the SSC (Class 10) and HSC (Class 12) examinations cannot be compared as the latter examination is more important for students as it proves to be a milestone in their career. it occurs.
State government filed affidavit in court
The state government said in an affidavit that the SSC (class 10) exam for this year was canceled after considering the safety of students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders. Let us inform that the affidavit by Rajendra Pawar, Deputy Secretary, School Education and Sports Department of the state, was in response to a PIL filed by Professor Dhananjay Kulkarni challenging the state government’s April 19 decision to cancel the Class X examinations this year. was entered in.
Court had sought clarification on cancellation of 10th examination
Significantly, on May 20, the High Court reprimanded the state government saying that it was making fun of the education system and had instructed it to file its affidavit on the petition. The High Court had also sought an explanation as to why the state government was conducting the Class 12 examinations.
At the same time, the state government’s affidavit states that the Class 12 examinations are currently postponed and the final decision on this will be taken by the Center after taking steps at the national level. “It was deemed appropriate that the 12th board examinations were a relatively more important milestone in the education of the students as their future depends on them as compared to the 10th class examinations,” the affidavit said.
The state government said the 12th examination is necessary for the career of the students.
The affidavit stated that “Generally, unlike the 10th grade, after 12th grade, the path of the overall career of the students is decided.” It said that students in class 12th are more matured, independent, socially aware and physically and mentally fit than in class 10. “With this, the state government said in an affidavit that it compared apples to cheese. Is like doing because both are edible.
The state government said that it cannot be assumed that SSC exams cannot be canceled simply because no decision has been taken on HSC exams. The affidavit states that conducting SSC exams, for which around 16 lakh students appear every year, was a “massive exercise” involving teachers and parents as well as the police and transportation system.
10th exam was canceled on 19 April
The affidavit further stated that, the 2020-21 academic year went through turmoil with physical classes being closed and teachers managing online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, after the second wave of infection, the state government, after consulting the stakeholders, first decided to postpone the SSC examinations till June and then on April 19 decided to cancel it.
The affidavit said that “the decision to cancel the class 10 board examinations was taken by the state government after paying primary attention not only to the safety and welfare but also to the lives of the students, examiners, teaching and non-teaching staff and many others who were Will be involved in organizing them. “
In the third wave of the pandemic 12 to 18 year olds danger to
The state government told the court that the number of Kovid-19 cases is gradually decreasing, but the situation is still not completely under control and there is pressure on the health care system. It also said that there is a threat of a third wave of the pandemic and medical experts say that the third wave may affect children in the age group of 12 to 18 years. But a formula will also have to be brought.
However, the High Court is expected to hear the matter on June 1 i.e. today.
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