While CBSE is all set to take pending board exams next month the concerns of parents are high. Taking that concern the parents of the students have moved to the apex judiciary for relief. A petition has been filed by the parents in the Supreme Court in this regard.
The petition says that conducting exams in July may expose scores of students to the novel coronavirus. With the situation in cities like Delhi (Where 5.5 lakh cases are expected) and Mumbai at worse, the concern is quite genuine. The petition also says that exam centers have been increased from 3,000 to 15,000, ensuring safety measures at every such center would be an exercise in “futility and an eyewash.
The parents have expressed concerns students could themselves become carriers of the virus as a large chunk of the population is asymptotic. They have accused CBSE of ‘discrimination’ and display of ‘arbitrariness’. Most of the state boards like that of Chattisgarh have canceled the exams that were pending. Maharashtra has already asked CBSE, ICSE boards to conduct class 10th,12th exams later.
Meanwhile, universities across the country are also planning to conduct online exams for final year students. Many universities have taken the decision to promote 1st to 3rd-year students based on the previous assessment.