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CBSE exams postponed in northeast Delhi

February 27, 2020

Schools in northeast Delhi remained closed for the second consecutive day on Wednesday due to violent clashes in northeast Delhi. It also led to the postponement of board exams. There are a total of 86 examination centres in northeast Delhi.

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia announced that all private and government schools will remain closed on Wednesday.

CBSE said in a statement, “Based on the request of the Directorate of Education and the government of Delhi and to avoid inconvenience to avoid inconvenience to the students, staff and parents, the board has decided to postpone the exams scheduled for February, 26, 2020 in northeast Delhi.”

The examinations of English Communicative, and English Language and Literature for class 10 have been postponed while exams for Web Application (Old), Web Application (New) and Media have been postponed for class 12.

Muskan Sharma, who is appearing for class 12 board examination and a resident of Maujpur in northeast Delhi said, “Board exams are so important for any student. We are asked to remain focused two years in advance and here literally everything is on fire right during the exam period. How can one study in such a fearful atmosphere.”

Gagandeep Singh, a resident of Chand Bagh, said, “I have English exam tomorrow. I don’t know yet whether it will be postponed or not. This kind of uncertainty and fearful vibes are so unhealthy. The thought that it is happening right around my house’s corner leaves me in fear whenever there is a knock on the door.”

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said class 10 and 12 students, who have board examination centres in violence-hit northeast Delhi, need to be informed in one go about the schedule for the next 10 to 15 days and not on a piecemeal basis.

Source: PTI

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