As the nation was under lockdown due to the coronavirus crises, many things were left to be done. One of them is exams for class 10th and 12th. Last month, CISCE declared that the remaining exams of class 10th and 12th will be conducted in the month of July. Class 10th will have their exams from July 2 to July 12 and class 12th will have their exams from July 1 to July 15.
STUDENTS HAVE TWO OPTIONS
But, in the next statement passed by CISCE, the board declared that they will not put any pressure on the students. They would rather give two options. And that is those students who wish to appear for remaining exams will give it in the month of July and those students who do not wish to appear for remaining exams kindly inform the authority. Their result would be declared on the basis of pre-board scores and internal assessment. This option was given to them only for the remaining exams.
Later the council declared that they would give much time to parents and children to think about this decision. Whether they want to appear for a physical exam or agree to the second option and submit it to the court by June 22. As per the concern of their students, Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra Government to clarify them whether they want to wait for parents and students or they are ready to conduct physical examinations. The High Court further said the government to declare it on the decision of the Home Ministry.
ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT SEEKS TO CANCEL REMAINING EXAMS
The Allahabad High Court is aiming to cancel exams rescheduled in July. In a video conference, Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice SS Shinde heard the appeal of an advocate Arvind Rangnarain Tiwari who is also the parent of a student from ICSE affiliated school. He is appealing the court to cancel the rescheduled exams that are going to take place in the month of July because of the current situation and declare the result on the basis of previous examinations. HC also heard the other parents on this decision. The Maharashtra Government has given the authority in the hand of court. It has said that it is the decision of the court whether they want to conduct exams. If it is not safe to conduct exams in such a pandemic, they can cancel the remaining exams. The court said that their decision is completely dependant upon the decision of students who agree to attempt for the remaining exams. The final decision will be disclosed after concerning to them.
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE NOT CLARIFIED WITH THIS METHODOLOGY
The number of cases of coronavirus is increasing at a fast rate in Maharashtra. So the court asked the government if they are adopting the ‘wait and watch’ approach then state a clear decision on holding physical exams in various situations depending upon the number of students who have agreed to appear for physical exams. The HC asked the government to clarify the exact methodology of obtaining results on the basis of past performance so that they can inform students whether they have to appear for physical exams in July or not. The matter of this decision is not clarified yet and a similar matter pertaining to CBSE Board is pending before the Supreme Court which is likely to be heard on Tuesday. Students and teachers are still not clarified with this methodology. Some school authorities are forcing students and parents to submit their decision by today which is unfair as they still have a doubt related to this methodology and they cannot make a confirmed decision.
PARENTS AND STUDENTS WILL GET ENOUGH TIME TO THINK ABOUT THEIR DECISION
The bench paused students and parents that they will get enough time to make their decision and confirm it to the court. They would not have to submit their option forcefully. The court also asked about the decision of the Allahabad Court regarding the remaining exams of CISCE of class 10th and 12th students. They appealed to the Maharashtra Government to take its clear stand in making decisions regarding physical examinations.