New Delhi, June 21: The class XII board examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been cancelled this year in view of the “uncertain conditions” due to Covid-19, the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) said on Tuesday.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was absent for the meeting since he is undergoing treatment at AIIMS for post COVID-related complications.
The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class XII CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students.
He stated that COVID-19 has affected the academic calendar and the issue of Board Exams has been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end.
PM Modi said that the students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation.
The Prime Minister said that the health and safety of students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect.
PM Modi directed officials to ensure that the results are prepared in accordance with well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner.