Shiv Sena’s student wing Yuva Sena has written to the CBSE and ICSE board heads seeking the cancellation of Class 10th and 12th board examinations in Maharashtra, which are slated for July month.
“Students are under a lot of stress due to the current crisis and rescheduling exams is only going to add to the pressure. We have requested both the boards to cancel the remaining papers and mark students on the basis of their previous performance in internal assessments,” said Sainath Durge, core team member of Yuva Sena.
The state government on June 3, wrote to the heads of these boards requesting them not to hold exams in July and push them further or to mark students based on their internal evaluation for the entire year.
Meanwhile, class 8 papers of ISC(Class 12) have been rescheduled, 6 papers of ICSE(Class 10) have been extended further.
As per the board’s revised time table, the papers for ICSE will now be conducted from July 2 to July 12 while ISC exams would be held between July 1 and 14. Similarly, CBSE also announced that all the pending papers for Class 12 will be held between July 1 and July 15.
Parents say that it is fair to cancel exams altogether. “Especially in a city like Mumbai, the risk would remain for the next few months and we don’t want children to take all that stress,” said a parent from Andheri.
On Saturday, officials of the state government and heads of both boards will meet virtually to arrive at a decision of conducting exams or not.