CBSE 12th board, professional courses and others should be held only after second wave of Coronavirus is controlled: CM

Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday participated in a virtual meeting organised by the Union Education Ministry over conducting the 12th board exams, professional courses and other entrance exams.

The Chief Minister said that the meeting organised by CBSE is an very important one as every one needed to worry about the younger generation. He said that it was a laudable initiative of the centre to organise a discussion over the future examination. He said that during the meeting many important suggestions have been received including reducing the examination hours, changing the subjects, home centre etc.

The Chief Minister said that he had also collected the views and suggestions of the people over conducting the CBSE 12th board examination, professional courses and other entrance exams. He said that most of the people who have replied on social media platforms have said that exams should be postponed as many children are also infected and are undergoing treatment.

He said that under the present circumstances if the exams are held it can not be ruled out that the infection will further spread. The Chief Minister said that the students are going through mental stress while on other hand there are also numerous children who have lost their parents to Coronavirus therefore under the prevailing circumstances it was not correct to conduct the exams and there was a need to understand the feelings of the people.

The Chief Minister said that as per the suggestions received so far consensus has been built that at present the examination should not be held. He said that some people are of the view that if exams are held at present it will not ne possible to maintain social distancing due to which children might infected.

He said that all the future exams should be held only when the spread of Coronavirus us brought under control. He said that the pandemic was spreading its wings slowly in the rural areas even lockdown has been implemented in many states and organising the exams will also impact the system therefore till the situation is brought under control the exams should be postponed. He said that details of his suggestions in written form will reach to the Union Ministry within two days.

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