New Delhi: Jharkhand government on Thursday, announced the decision to cancel the board examinations for both class 10 and 12. The decision was taken by chief minister Hemant Soren in view of the Covid-19 situation prevailing in the state, officials said. The Jharkhand Academic Council has also called a meeting to decide the fate of nearly 7.5 lakh matriculation class 10 and intermediate class 12 students. JAC secretary, Mahip Kumar Singh, said the meeting has been called on Friday to decide the future course of action including strategy for evaluation to promote students to next class and declaring results.
“The good thing is that we conduct board exams for both class-9 and class-11. So, the results of these boards could be one of the parameters for evaluation while declaring the results of class-10 and class-12. We will also assess the CBSE pattern of result declarations. Every aspect will be discussed during the meeting on Friday,” Singh said.
General secretary of state parents’ body-Jharkhand Abhibhawak Mahasangh (JAM), Manoj Mishra said, “Keeping in mind the impact of coronavirus disease and lives of students, Jharkhand government has finally taken the right decision. We welcome it. The delay in the announcement was causing stress among students.”
“Today’s government decision will give relief to lakhs of students, who are under stress for the past 15 months.” said, State president of Private Schools & Children Welfare Association Alok Dubey
Other states which have cancelled exams:
Following the cancellation of CBSE and CISCE board exams across the county due to Covid-19, many states governments have also cancelled the exams for this academic year including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.
An expert panel consisting of 13 members has been set up for the creation of final evaluation criteria for Class 12 students, which will submit the report consisting of the assessment method in 10 days.