The anxiety around the students who are going to take part in the board exams this year is increasing as the covid-19 cases continues to rise in our country. Central board of secondary education has announced that the exam will be conducted from 4th of may and the Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher secondary education has announced that the exam will be conducted from 23, 29 April for HSC and SSC respectively. And the ICSE and ISC exams are scheduled to begin from 5th of May. "Class tenth and twelfth board exams are not possible to conduct online," said state school education minister Varsha Gaikwad due to the large number of students participating.
Rajesh Pandya Vice-President of teachers association said," The boards have said that offline exams will be conducted, and that has caused panic among parents and students due to Covid-19. The boards must consider the current prevalence of the pandemic and think of a backup plan in case exams cannot be conducted. If they announce other options at the last moment, it will lead to stress among students and eventually affect their performance in the board exams." Day by day the covid-19 situation is worsening so the petition was filed on change.org saying
The situation in India is getting worse day by day. When there were only a few cases in the country, they cancelled the remaining board exams and now when the cases are at a peak they are planning to open schools. We urge the education minister to look into this matter and cancel all examinations to be held this year as students are already under a lot of stress.
Many students from different parts of the country tweeted and showed their opinions regarding the exams conducted offline. Some said as the class work held on line so the exam should also be held online and others said that they should be promoted on the basis of internal assessment marks.
But the Central board of secondary education has a sword the students that they will not face any issue while giving offline exams as proper guidelines will be maintained and taken care of. But will it be easy to manage the situation as the cases are rising? And will the students follow the guidelines?
I personally don't think it will because despite taking precautions a small mistake can be a risk of allowing the entrance of the deadly virus into our body if the students will be said to wear PPE kits while giving the exams many students will face the problem of suffocation and will not be able to concentrate on writing the exam.
so I agree with the students and believe that the exam should be conducted online to minimise the risk of spreading the virus between lakhs of students. Because health is more important than anything and the students are the future of a nation they should be healthy.