Exams should be conducted for class 12, options can be given: RSS-affiliate
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Class 12 boards: With the Centre to take a call on conducting Class 12 board exams within two days, an RSS-affiliated body on education on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to ensure that the exams are held and suggested various options including changing the pattern to objective and allowing students to solve question papers at home or take exams of only 2-3 subjects.
The organisational secretary of Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN), Atul Kothari, in a letter to both Modi and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, favoured holding of exams in the respective schools in different shifts with teachers coming from outside. He also asked them to consider holding open book exams. Underlining that the studies of a large number of students have been impacted due to COVID, he said they should be allowed a gap year or exams can be conducted twice.
Emphasising the importance of Class 12, Kothari said, "While keeping the future of students in mind, Class 12 board exams should be conducted. Some options may be given to students due to the unforeseen circumstances." Describing the board exams during the pandemic as a "big challenge" in front of the country's education system, the SSUN suggested four options for conducting exams. While three favoured offline exams with the physical presence of students, one was for online exams, though it did express reservations on it citing the digital divide in the country.