Everything you should know about the trending #CancelBoardExams2021 on Twitter.
Over one lakh students in grades 10 and 12 have signed petitions urging the government to cancel or hold board exams in May, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases. On Twitter, the hashtag #CancelBoardExams2021 started to trend as people urged the government and educational boards to cancel the May exams.
Students are pleading with authorities to respond to their fears, claiming that they, too, are at risk of contracting Covid. Many people have said that if classes can be taken online, so can exams.
The board exams had to be postponed in the middle of March last year. They were later canceled, and the results were published using a different evaluation scheme.
Various states have reopened their schools due to an increase in coronavirus cases. To contain the spread of COVID-19, schools in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punja, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Gujarat, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh have been closed for junior classes.
The Delhi government has also declared that the new academic year will be conducted entirely online.
The board exams in Maharashtra will be held between April 23 and May 21. Before the tests, the students and teachers are requesting vaccine doses. Students in Classes 1 to 8 will be promoted automatically, according to the state.
From May 4 to June 10, CBSE exams will be conducted in offline mode, with 30% of the syllabus being cut. Candidates must adhere to pandemic precautions such as wearing face masks and keeping a safe distance from others.
Exams for Class 10 (ICSE) will be held from May 5 to June 7. From April 8 to June 16, the Indian School Certificate (ISC)—Class 12—exam will be held.
Several others have joined in the protests, using memes and jokes to bring attention to the subject.