Highereducationdigest | A Few Thoughts on the Cancellation of CBSE Class 12 Board Exams
Giving utmost importance to the health and safety of our students, the government has finally decided to cancel CBSE Class 12 board exams and ISC exams. The results – according to the ministry – will be prepared in accordance with “well-defined criteria, in a fair and time-bound manner.” We see many happy faces among students, teachers and parents. However, a few are still anxious about the results and future. Here are some quick reactions from students and education experts on CBSE Class 12 Board Exams cancellation.
Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Vice-Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University
“The pandemic has created multiple uncertainties. Given the spread of the virus and the atmosphere of fear and tension, canceling an end exam for 12th grade seemed the best alternative. What will be vital is the framework that will be worked out for the overall assessment. This episode should also inspire us to have a searching second look at our assessment system and focus on continuous assessment rather than rely on a single examination. We at Jagran Lakecity University anticipated this challenge and are basing our admission on an entrance test which provides for a 360-degree assessment as well as an online dialogue between the prospective student and our faculty.”