Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), has called the Union Education Minister to cancel the CBSE class 12th board exam, and to declare the results on 15 July based on internal assessments.
In a letter written by Uday Shankar, President of FICCI to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal states, “Covid cases in the country are still very high; in fact, double than the peak of last year, which led to the closure of schools and colleges. As such, the current situation is not conducive to conduct in-person examinations, and holding (an) online examination is impractical given the lack of infrastructure; most importantly, any further delay will lead to distress among students. Against this backdrop, FICCI strongly recommends that Class XII board examinations should be called off and an alternate solution devised to determine academic progression,” said the Ficci president in the letter.
“A delayed examination schedule, as is perhaps being contemplated, will not only affect those students seeking admission in Indian higher educational institutions but also jeopardize the dreams of especially those aiming to pursue higher education overseas,” the letter added.
Indian government postponed the CBSE class 12 board exams on 14 April and a final decision is likely to be taken by 1 June after a review of the situation.