To reduce the chaos in the minds of senior secondary students, the Central Government would take decisions related to Class 12 board exams and the entrance exams for higher professional courses.
The meeting would be conducted through virtual mode, which would include Education Ministers, Education Secretaries, Chairpersons of State Examination Boards, and all stakeholders of states and union territories. The list of the participants was released on Saturday by the Ministry of Education.
The meeting would be chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with the presence of Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani, and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Due to the current prevailing Covid crisis in the country, maximum state boards, CBSE, and ICSE have postponed the board exams of 12th standard. A similar decision was taken by the National Testing Agency and other national test conducting organizations for the higher level of tests for professional courses.
The Covid cases are increasing in the country and people are dying because of the shortage of beds and medical oxygen and presently, the safety and security of the students must be the priority of the Educational bodies of the Government of India. Keeping in mind this fact, the education minister has written a letter to states and union territories.
In the letter he has stated, “The Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education and CBSE are exploring options regarding the conduct of examinations, keeping in mind the safety and security of the students and the teachers.”
The letter further noted, “Covid-19 pandemic has affected various areas, including the education sector, particularly the board exams and entrance exams.”