Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has stated that the state government will study the option and consult experts in light of the CBSE deciding to cancel the class 10 board examination. The state government earlier this week has announced the postponement of the Maharashtra class 10 and 12 exams to May-June 2021 considering the growing COVID-19 cases in the state. The government also wrote to the National and International Education boards to reconsider their examination dates.
Many of the parents and students stated that postponing the examinations will only add to the uncertainty of the situation since one cannot predict if things will improve in a month. Students and parents have continued to demand that the state board must consider promoting the students based on internal assessment.
The education minister stated that the department understands that conducting the exams right now with the increasing COVID-19 cases is not feasible which is why the decision to postpone the exams was taken. The safety of the students and teachers has been a top priority for the department and with the CBSE stating that it will promote the class 10 students based on internal assessment or objective criterion, the Maharashtra state government will also study the options and speak to experts to understand the viability of the option.
The Central Board of Secondary Education announced on Wednesday that the class 10 board examinations have been cancelled while the class 12 exams have been postponed for now. The situation will be reviewed on June 1, 2021, for further updates.REGISTER FOR RESULTS UPDATES