The State Education Secretaries and Union Education Ministry didn’t take a call on the cancellation or conducting Class 12 Board exams on Monday in a meeting during the growing chorus to cancel the board exams because of the pandemic.
Ramesh Pokhriyal (Union education minister) conducted a meeting with state education secretaries and discussed the effect of covid-19 on education. An official said that “No discussion on canceling school boards were taken up.”
The official also added to his statement that the Broadband connection and better online infrastructure in schools have been discussed in the meeting. In the meeting, nearly 50 education bureaucrats from various states participated the meeting.
Students had expected a lot from the meeting. They expected that the concerned bodies will decide on the school board exams. However, the official added that “The minister listened to suggestions on how to improve the school education during a pandemic. Along with this, they discussed how online and TVs can be used more for mainstream education during the current phase.”
Previously, the Centre announced the postponement of the CBSE Class 12 board exams and the cancellation of the Class 10 exams on 14 April, after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.