The CBSE Class 12 board examinations has been cancelled. The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The meeting was attended by several union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan and bureaucrats of various ministries.
PM Modi was briefed on all possible options that have emerged following extensive discussions with all states and other stakeholders.
“In view of uncertain conditions due to COVID and feedback obtained from stakeholders, it has been decided that Class 12 Board Exams would not be held this year. CBSE to take steps to compile results of Class 12 students as per well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner,” the government said.
Earlier today, ahead of announcing his final decision on conducting the CBSE Class 12 Board Exam 2021, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nishank’ said that the ”safety and future of thousands of students” across the country remain the top priority of Narendra Modi government. The Education Minister also admitted that conducting the CBSE Board examinations for students in the prevailing COVID scenario is a huge challenge for the government.
This is especially so when it comes to the Class 12 board examinations, which play a significant role in every student’s career graph and roadmap for life,” the minister wrote in an opinion piece in a leading newspaper.
In the article, the Minister also emphasising on the importance of Class 12 board examinations. He assured the students and their parents that their safety and well-being is the government’s top priority.