Students, parents welcome decision of cancellation of CBSE Class 12 exams
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Students and parents heaved a sigh of relief as the government announced cancellation of Class 12 board examination on Tuesday in view of the coronavirus situation. The "cancelboardexams" hashtag which had been trending on Twitter for a fortnight gave way to the "boardexamscancelled" chorus within minutes of the announcement.
The government on Tuesday decided to cancel the CBSE Class 12 board exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that the decision has been taken in the interest of students and the anxiety among students, parents and teachers must be put to an end. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Modi in which it was decided that the CBSE will take steps to compile the results of Class 12 students as per well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
"The delay in holding exams was getting on my nerves. Preparing for exams wasn't the issue but the uncertainty was affecting me badly," said Supriya Bamba, a Class 12 student. Another student, Mamoor Akhter, shared on Twitter, "Thankful for the announcement of the cancellation of CBSE Class XII Board Exams this year. The student-friendly decision, keeping health & safety of our youth paramount, will bring great relief to anxious parents & teachers as well."
For Ayush Gautam, the decision has brought a "big relief" while for Ruhi Bansal, it is end of anxiety as she packs her bag for Ireland where she has already secured an admission.