New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary, today called educational administrative bodies like the Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) “downright reckless” for conducting exams under the current circumstances. She claimed that forcing students to sit for Board exams is irresponsible on the part of the CBSE, and demanded that the exams be canceled or rescheduled in light of the Covid-19 situation in the country.
“Boards like the CBSE are being downright irresponsible by forcing students to sit for exams under these conditions. Board exams should be canceled, rescheduled, or organized in such a way that children are not physically present in crowded exam centers “on Twitter, she wrote.
She believes that the additional stress of having to appear for exams when the country is still recovering from the pandemic would have an effect on children’s mental health.
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“While corona is once again ravaging our world, the added stress of exams is bound to have an effect on children’s mental health. Rather than just talking about it at their conclaves and conferences, our educational system needs to radically change its mindset and start reflecting empathy and compassion for children “In another tweet, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said.
According to the revised CBSE board exam schedule for 2021, the Class 10 exams will take place between May 4 and June 7, and the Class 12 exams will take place between May 4 and June 15.
For the third day in a row, India has seen the largest single-day increase in new Covid-19 events. In the last 24 hours, the country has seen 1,31,968 new Covid-19 incidents. The total number of infections has now reached 1,30,60,542, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. There are 9,79,608 active cases in the country right now.