Central Board of Secondary Education, (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, (ICSE) Examinations may postponed for the next 2 months by the deadline, media reports said.
According to information, the examinations of the CBSE Board and the ICSE Board may be postponed for about 45 to 60 days. Both School Education Boards of the Government of India are considering postponing the board exams of CBSE and ICAE by the year 2021.
The development comes after the Delhi government’s education department wrote to the CBSE, urging it not to conduct the board exams next year before May and further reduce syllabus as schools still continue to remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter to the CBSE, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said due to the COVID-19 pandemic a major chunk of time of 2020-21 academic session (approximately seven months) could not be utilised for classroom teaching-learning process as schools in Delhi are closed till October 31.
“In order to provide students with a reasonable time to study in person in schools, it is requested that the ongoing academic session be extended beyond March and CBSE board exams be conducted not before May, 2021. Consequently, the next academic session may commence from July, 2021,” it added.
This letter further states that, children should get more time in schools but this is not possible due to Corona. Due to which students are not even getting ready for examinations. It is therefore requested that this ongoing session from March be carried forward and that Board examinations should not be conducted before May 2021.
Schools across country are still closed due to covid_19 Pandemic and lockdown. As of now students are taking online classes at home.
In Mizoram, once the number of corona patients has increased, schools have been closed once again.