In view of the fatal outcome of the second wave of corona infection, the central government on Tuesday announced the cancellation of Class XII CBSE examinations. A day after this announcement, the Maharashtra government also indicated to cancel the state board’s Class XII examinations on Wednesday.
A formal announcement will be made in the next two days regarding the cancellation of the examination
School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said that the issue was discussed in the state cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He said that the decision to cancel the class 12th examination would be sent to the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) and a formal announcement in this regard would be made in the next two days.
In the meeting held with the center, emphasis was given on canceling the examination.
Gaikwad said that in the meeting held by the Center with the education ministers of all the states, the state had advocated cancellation of the Class XII examination. He said that, “In that meeting, we raised the issue of vaccination, health and safety of children and the impact on their mental health. In that meeting, the CM had also said that there should be a uniform policy on class XII examinations. We informed the cabinet on Wednesday about the decision of the Center and other states to cancel the examination. Now the School Education Department will send a proposal to SDMA, which will meet in a day or two and the final decision will be taken.
Gaikwad further said that in the current COVID-19 situation, all the decisions are being taken by SDMA. “We have held a meeting with experts. After getting approval from SDMA (on cancellation of exam) we will start working on it. He said that, “For us, the health and safety of children is important.”
10th exam has already been canceled
Let us inform that in view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19, the Maharashtra government had already canceled the 10th examination. The School Education Minister had also said that the result of class 10 students will be prepared on the basis of internal assessment.
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