The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently constituted a special committee to devise an evaluation policy for Class 12 students. The committee has been vested with the responsibility to decide the evaluation criteria of Class 12 students and will submit its report within 10 days.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday informed that it has constituted a committee to decide well-defined objective criteria for the evaluation of Class 12 students. “The committee will submit its report within 10 days,” the CBSE said.
The Union government had announced on June 1 that Class 12 Board Exams would not be held this year. The Prime Minister’s Office said that it was also decided that CBSE would take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
The decision was taken after Prime Minister Modi chaired a review meeting to take a call on the board exams. “In view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class XII Board Exams would not be held this year. It was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner,” the PMO said in a statement.
The Prime Minister said that the decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams had been taken in the interest of students. He stated that Covid had affected the academic calendar and the issue of board exams had been causing immense anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end.
Following the Centre’s move, several states have cancelled Class 12 exams.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced that Class 12 exams had been cancelled. “Education and livelihood have been the worst affected during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, keeping everyone safe in this pandemic is most important Students’ lives more important than any exam,” the chief minister said.
The newly formed 12 member committee has 10 bureaucrats & 2 school representatives (mostly from traditional Delhi schools). There are no assessment experts, data scientists or even teacher representations. For such a diversified nation like ours, there is not even an attempt to include schools from other states. I only hope they r represented in the subcommittee,” comments Vishnu Karthik, CEO, Heritage Xperiential School, Gurugram.