The corona is surging all over the country and few states are among the worst condition, resulting in lockdown and night curfew. In view of the prevailing situation of the country Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the decision to conduct the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams should be reconsidered in a statement on April 13.
The Delhi CM has requested the government to cancel the examinations. He warned that conducting the exams may contribute to the large-scale spread of the virus and the centres could emerge as major hotspots.
Delhi CM said : “6 lakh children in Delhi are going to write CBSE exams. Nearly 1 lakh teachers will be a part of it. These can become major hotspots leading to large-scale spreading of Corona. Children's lives & health is very important to us. I request Centre to cancel CBSE exams: The Central Board of Secondary Education can explore other methods, including online exams and promoting students on the basis of internal assessments.”
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday also express same opinion over the Board exam as he tweeted: "In the light of the devastating Corona second wave, conducting CBSE exams must be reconsidered. All stakeholders must be consulted before making sweeping decisions."
The CBSE board exams of 2021 of Class 10 would set to be held between May 4 and June 7 and for Class 12 would be held between May 4 and June 15.