New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday welcomed the Union government’s decision to cancel the CBSE class 12th board exams for the year 2021 over the current COVID-19 situation in the country.
In a tweet, Mr Kejriwal said, ‘I am glad 12th exams have been cancelled. All of us were very worried abt the health of our children. A big relief.’
The Centre decided to cancel the CBSE class 12th board exams for the year 2021 over the current COVID-19 situation in the country.
The decision was taken during a review meeting regarding the Class XII Board exams of CBSE which
was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“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,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
The Prime Minister said the decision has been taken in the interest of students.
Earlier, before the review meeting regarding the Class XII Board exams of CBSE, Mr Kejriwal had appealed the Centre to cancel the upcoming CBSE Class 12 board exams as the students have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
“Children and parents are worried about the 12th examination. They want that 12th examination should not be held without vaccinating the students. I appeal to the Central Government to cancel the 12th examination. They should be assessed based on past performance,” the Delhi Chief Minister had tweeted.