NEW DELHI: The Parents Organization has urged the Ministry of Education to seek board examinations of 10th and 12th grade students in May 2021 in view of the epidemic that is affecting classroom teaching during this academic session.

The All India Parents’ Union has sent a letter to the ministry stating that these tests should be postponed for three months in view of the coronavirus situation.

In general, the Central Board of Secondary Education has already decided that these board exams will begin in February and the written exams will be conducted in regular pen-paper mode.

Although the coronavirus vaccine is coming soon and the situation is expected to change for the next five to six months, parents will only want to have board tests done if the situation improves.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has sought advice from parents, students and teachers on the conduct of board examinations for this academic session.

Association President Ashok Agarwal said: “Schools across the country have been closed due to coronavirus epidemic from March 2020. You need to give more time to prepare for exams.

Parents demanded that all students except the 10th and 12th grades be promoted to the next class without any internal exams.

“It is important to inform all students about the changes made to the curriculum and board exam pattern,” Agarwal said.

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