'Decision regarding HSC exams will be taken in a day or two': Maharashtra Minister Varsha Gaikwad

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 06:23 PM IST
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The class 12 exams of CBSE board have been cancelled by the Centre however decision on conducting Maharashtra state board examinations of Class 12 is yet to be taken by the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. Owing to the COVID-19 situation, conducting offline examinations seems to be risky as lakhs of students appear every year for HSC exams.

However, Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad today said that a proposal has been sent to Disaster Management Authority regarding the Class 12 State board examinations. She said that the authority will take a meeting and a decision will be taken in a day or two. "The health and safety of the students is our priority," Miss Gaikwad added.

On Centre announcing cancellation of CBSE board exams, Varsha Gaikwad yesterday welcomed the decision and said that the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led government will soon announce the decision for HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) students in the state.

"Considering the current situation of COVID-19, the growing infection in children and the anxiety among the students over the confusion of the exams, the Maharashtra government had demanded an alternative system instead of exams and a unified policy at the national level," Gaikawad said.

"Considering these demands, the decision of the Central government to cancel the CBSE Class XII examination is certainly welcome. Although, the 12th exam is an important step in a child's academic life, given the current situation, the health and safety of students should be a priority for all of us," she added.

Besides, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Wednesday informed that the state govt will take decision after studying the pandemic situation. Malik said that the Prime Minister has announced the decision not to conduct the CBSE Class 12 examination, however, it is also necessary to study what options are available if the exam is cancelled.

"Thus the state government will take a decision after conducting a thorough study," he added.

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