Following the announcement of the assessment policy for Class 10 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) board students, Class 12 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) students have demanded clarity regarding their board examinations. Students have supported the decision of the state school education department to follow a "no examination route" in Maharashtra considering Covid-19 risks.
Students have continued to express their concerns demanding cancellation of Class 12 HSC board exams. Komal Jaiswal, a Class 12 HSC student said, "If the state can cancel board exams for Class 10 students, they can cancel Class 12 HSC board exams too. We are glad the Maharashtra state school education department has propagated a 'non-examination route' and suggested the same to the Union Ministry of Education."
Nakul Das, another HSC student said, "Maharashtra is just recovering from a catastrophic second wave of Covid-19. The Central government should allow states to take a decision based on the situation at the ground level. If the state is proposing for no exams then the Centre should allow the same."
As of now, the state school education department has not announced any decision regarding the cancellation of Class 12 HSC board exams in Maharashtra. The department said a final decision regarding Class 12 exams will be taken by June 1 after the Central government reviews the suggestions given by all state governments.
A senior official of the department said, "We have proposed for a non-examination route for Class 12 HSC board exams. But we will wait for a final decision from the Centre. There has to be uniformity in decision-making for Class 12 exams by all boards. This will facilitate an unbiased admission process for higher education conducted post Class 12."