PM Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on Tuesday on the Class 12 CBSE Board exams and the decision taken in the meeting says that exams will be cancelled because of the conditions caused by Coronavirus.
Earlier, two options were being discussed about holding the exams. One was to hold the exams of only important subjects and the other was to hold a short duration exam. But now, keeping the current situation in mind, it has been decided to cancel the exams.
“Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as future of our youth.”, said PM Modi in a tweet.
The health aspect has been specifically stressed by the Prime Minister. The safety of the students should not be compromised with.
Ever since this announcement has been made, the students have been over the moon with this news. The whole twitter is celebrating with various memes.
Over 14 lakh students were going to appear for the CBSE Class 12 exams. And all of them are at ease now. Since mid-April the cancellation of the exams has been requested by the student. Many famous personalities also supported this decision.
Along with CBSE board, CISCE has also cancelled Class 12 exams. They are looking for an alternative assessment criteria.