Maharashtra Board: After CBSE, ICSE, people demanding to promote SSC & HSC Students :
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, MSBSHSE or Maharashtra Board has postponed the SSC, HSC Exams 2021. However, soon after the announcement, the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE announced its decision to cancel Class 10 exams altogether and postpone Class 12 exams. With the developments, many people are urging Maharashtra Board to follow the example and cancel the Class 10 board or SSC Exams 2021 in the state.
While not all state boards have taken the decision, many are walking on the path of CBSE. CISCE or Council for Indian School Certificate Examination also today announced its decision to cancel the Class 10 Board Exams or ICSE Exams 2021. The decision comes after its earlier notice to simply defer the ICSE, ISC Exams 2021.
Telangana Board, too, has decided to cancel Class 10 Board Exams 2021. As for the Meghalaya Board, and other boards like AP and UP, the examinations have only been deferred as yet.
For Maharashtra, however, many are stressing on the importance of cancelling the Class 10 Board examinations. With the number of cases continuously rising in the country as well as in Maharashtra, it becomes imperative, experts say, to take a decision soon. Also Read | Exams Postponed 2021 Live Update: SSC CHSL, UPSC EPFO postponed, ICSE cancelled – complete list
As many as 18 lakh students are expected to have registered for the Maharashtra SSC Board Exams 2021 and another 16 lakh for the Maharashtra HSC Board Exams 2021. While many academicians insist on the importance of exams, they also concede that these are special circumstances.
“Maharashtra is already in the midst of a partial lockdown. Over 60 thousand daily cases also paints a grim picture. As such, in order to ensure continuity and also to put lakhs of students at ease, the government must decide on cancelling SSC Exams. HSC Exams, too, should be curtailed and deferred till July,” shares Ms. Deepanita who teaches at a reputed school in Mumbai.
Many other experts have also been voicing their concerns over social media and twitter, asking the Maharashtra Government to take cognizant. Lauding the decision of CBSE and CISCE, Adv. Anubha Shrivastava Sahai who has been advocating relentlessly for students has also been asking the state governments to follow the example of the national boards.
“State GOVTs are requesting for a uniform decision for board students but they are not willing to accept the decision taken by CBSE. Follow it make a uniform decision. No one is stopping follow what CBSE is doing take guidance from them,” she writes on twitter.
Meanwhile, the decision on the Maharashtra SSC, HSC Board Exams 2021 continues to be pending. At present, the exams are postponed and new dates would be announced soon. Schools continue to remain closed in Maharashtra. As per reports, the government is contemplating complete lockdown to flatten the curve.
At a national level, the country continues to reel under the second wave of COVID. As many as 2.59 lakh new cases were reported in India on Monday – April 19, 2021. This, though slightly less than the previous day, is still significantly larger than the peak of the first wave of the pandemic. The number of fatalities at 1760 is also a sharp rise from the previous date. Total active cases in the country now stand at 20,31,977.
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