Class 12 board exams cancelled: Mixed reactions from students, teachers support move

Disappointment for some, reduction for others, however apprehensions amongst all! This in a means sums up the temper amongst college students of Class 12 after the CBSE, CISCE and a few states cancelled the board exams in view of the pandemic.

While some college students are disheartened as that they had ready around the yr for the exams, others imagine well being comes above all. But what each camps share are issues over the marking scheme that can affect their additional research. Educationists, nevertheless, attempt to allay the fears.

India Today reached out to teachers and college students throughout the nation to know their views on the cancellation of exams.

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Nothing to fret, guarantee teachers in Delhi

Jyoti Arora, principal of Mount Abu Public School, says, “The decision to cancel the board exams is a significant and welcome step. Students will be assessed internally on the basis of projects and practicals conducted throughout the year. Several schools also hold pre-board examinations. Rest assured, the process won’t be unjust for even a single student.”

Mamata Saluja, Vice-Principal of Government Girls Senior Secondary School at Anandvas Shakurpur, suggests {that a} scholar’s efficiency since Class 10 will also be taken under consideration. “Further, they can be assessed on the basis on online classes, interactions and pre-board examinations,” she stated.

Saluja additionally steered that brief interactive periods of 3-5 questions from every topic may help topic specialists grade college students. “A holistic view of the child’s performance in the different formats must be taken into account for the final assessment,” she stated.

Dr Rajpal, principal of Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya at Surajmal Vihar, says the evaluation ought to be finished in a clear method.

“We have their marks for classes 10 and 11. We also have an assessment based on physical or online classes. These should be given weightage. Students should also be given the option of appearing in an open examination once the pandemic is over if they’re not satisfied with the certification process,” Dr Rajpal stated.

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Voices from Kolkata

Aryan Mehta of Delhi Public School, Ruby Park, is disillusioned that the exams have been cancelled. “I am wondering what sort of marking system the CBSE will come up with as college admissions would depend on this,” he stated.

His mom Jagruti Mehta stated, “My son had studied very hard. I was hoping that the exams would be held. But health comes first, and we understand that the government is doing the best it can.”

Aryan’s classmate Rohit Ray, nevertheless, is relieved that the exams have been cancelled altogether, and he wouldn’t should go endure the uncertainty of postponement. “We were scared that there would be crowding in exam centres and that would affect students and their families,” he stated.

Unlike a lot of his contemporaries, Rohit isn’t nervous concerning the marking system to be labored out by CBSE as he’s relying on school entrance exams for admission in legislation, which isn’t totally depending on his marks.

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Students’ security first, say teachers in Lucknow

Similar sentiments have been expressed in Lucknow as nicely. While some hailed the choice, others felt their year-long preparations at the moment are wasted.

Richa Khanna, member Justice of the Peace of the Child Welfare Committee and principal of Vardaan International Academy, instructed India Today that she, together with different teachers, are ready for the CBSE directives for Class 12 college students.

“Considering the health of students, yes, it’s a good decision. But for any student, board exams are a life-changing event as it gives way towards his/her future career. Bright students are likely to suffer with this decision when they’ll go for university admissions,” Khanna opined. “This is the reason why teachers are worried for their students. Hopefully, CBSE will come up with some alternative.”

Manish Singh, director of SKD Academy, stated the uncertainty over board exams have been taking a toll on college students they usually have been not having the ability to focus on aggressive exams resembling NEET and JEE.

“If vaccination of children was complete, it would have been right to conduct the examinations, but the future of children cannot be put in jeopardy. Their health is paramount,” Singh stated. “CBSE should declare the results at the earliest so that students can start their sessions in colleges in time.”

Anil Agarwal, managing director of St. Joseph Group of Institutions, stated there ought to be a Plan B and college students shouldn’t be left to endure. “Students and teachers must be vaccinated so that more exams are not cancelled. Students are going to suffer during admissions in colleges, especially the bright ones,” he stated.

Students additionally had ideas relating to the cancellation with most doubting about admissions in good faculties for additional research.

Parth Tiwari, a scholar of St. Joseph College, stated it was disheartening as he had labored actually arduous for the exams.

Shilpa Singh, a Commerce scholar on the similar college, agrees that she received’t be capable to showcase her skills now.

Her classmate Vineet Singh feels the exams ought to have been rescheduled and never cancelled. Zara Khan, one other scholar, feels it’s an injustice for vibrant college students.

A number of days again, City Montessori School founder and supervisor Jagdish Gandhi had stated the exams ought to happen as college students have been working arduous all year long. “This will give a fair opportunity to students while maintaining the competitive spirit among them to perform with excellence,” he had opined.

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Students cry injustice in Solan college

In Solan, Himachal Pradesh, Class 12 scholar Sejal Chauhan is nervous about her school admission and the strategy that may be employed to advertise them.

“The decision is in our favour, but it is rather shocking as we have been working hard for the exams. I don’t know how we will be assessed. If internal assessment is made criteria, some not so deserving students might also get good percentage,” says the topper at St. Luke’s Senior Secondary School.

Sejal’s classmate Divyanshi Thakur agrees. “The Class 12 board exam is very crucial and the decision seems unfair, particularly to those students who received coaching and were hoping for a good percentage,” she says.

“This is a sort of injustice to students as some colleges do not conduct entrance tests and merely rely on marks. We hope the CBSE adopts a transparent and honest approach to promote students as the decision to cancel the exams will definitely affect our career,” Divyanshi added.

Teachers, nevertheless, say college students can have the choice of showing within the exams in a while if they don’t seem to be glad with their rankings.

“Students’ safety has been given top priority by the CBSE and the government. Parents have also welcomed this decision. The formula to promote students will be acceptable to all. CBSE can also conduct exams in the future,” says Chandreshwar Sharma, a instructor at St. Luke’s.

The college administration is ready eagerly for CBSE tips for Class 12 college students. They declare that the standards adopted to advertise Class 10 college students was additionally welcomed by all and comparable standards is predicted this time too.

“We welcome the decision as it is student-friendly. We are yet to get the CBSE guidelines on the methodology to promote the students,” stated Sister Lovina, the principal of St. Luke’s.

State training boards are additionally ready for the CBSE tips to undertake the same strategy. Some states resembling Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh have already cancelled the Class 12 board exams and others are anticipated to observe.

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