CBSE Class 12 Exams Cancelled, PM Modi says ‘Health and welfare of students is our topmost priority!’

New Delhi: CBSE Exams was cancelled on Tuesday after a review meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the Class XII board exams of CBSE.

The Prime Minister said the decision on Class XII CBSE exams has been taken in the interest of students

PM Modi said the health and safety of students are of utmost importance, and there would be no compromise on this aspect.

Anxiety among students, parents and teachers must be put to an end, and students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation, a government statement quoted the prime minister as saying.

PM Modi further asserted that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity for the students as well as their parents and teachers.

In the review meeting, officials gave a detailed presentation on the wide and extensive consultation held so far and views received from all stakeholders, including by the state governments.

“In view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID-19 and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class 12 Board Exams would not be held this year,” the statement said.

PM Modi said at the meeting that COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of board examinations has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end. He said the COVID-19 situation is dynamic across the country, and that the number of cases is coming down with some states managing the situation through effective micro-containment, while some states have still opted for a lockdown.

Students, parents and teachers are naturally worried about the health of the students in such a situation, he noted, asserting that students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation.

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