Due to Corona virus, the Jharkhand government has announced the cancellation of class 10th and 12th board examinations on Thursday. Officials said that Chief Minister Hemant Soren has taken this decision in view of the situation of Kovid-19 in the state.
In view of the government’s decision, the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) has called a meeting on Friday to decide the fate of over 7.5 lakh students of Matric (Class-10) and Intermediate (Class-12).
Today, in view of the circumstances arising out of Kovid-19 and the demand of students and parents, I have decided to cancel the 10th and 12th examinations to be conducted by Jharkhand Academic Council in this session.
— Hemant Soren (@HemantSorenJMM) June 10, 2021
JAC secretary Maheep Kumar Singh said a meeting has been convened on Friday to decide the future course of action, including the evaluation strategy for promoting students to the next classes and declaration of results.
Secretary Maheep Kumar Singh says that “The good thing is that we organize board exams for both class 9th and class 11th. We can also declare the result on the basis of these exams. Maheep Kumar says that we will also assess the pattern of CBSE, every aspect will be discussed during the meeting on Friday.” However, he said that whatever decision will be taken will be in the interest of the students.
This year over 4.31 lakh students could appear for the matriculation examination, while over 3.32 lakh students were expected to appear in the intermediate examination.
The possibility of cancellation of Jharkhand Board exams had increased after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) canceled the board exams. Significantly, the Jharkhand Chief Minister had expressed concern over the conduct of CBSE exams during a meeting with the Union Education Minister.
There is a lockdown in Jharkhand since April 22, which has been named as Health Protection Week. The state government on Wednesday extended the Health Protection Week for one more week till 6 am on June 17. Apart from this, the government has also decided to impose a complete 38-hour lockdown from 4 PM on 12th June to 6 AM on 14th June to restrict the spread of Coronavirus. .
Parent organizations and political parties were demanding cancellation of board exams on the lines of CBSE and CISCE. Parent organizations and political parties had also argued that the chances of reopening of schools are slim in view of the threat of a third wave.
Jharkhand Parents Federation (JAM) general secretary, Manoj Mishra said after the cancellation of the examinations that the Jharkhand government has finally taken the right decision. We welcome it. The delay in the announcement was causing tension among the students.
Alok Dubey, state president of Private School and Children Welfare Association, said that, ‘We have been demanding cancellation of board examinations for the last six months. are in’.