CBSE and CISCE, are likely to postpone the upcoming board examinations, said media reports.
As the schools across the country have been shut for more than 7 months, the two national boards are reportedly considering postponing the examination by 45 – 60 days. However, a final decision would be taken only after the directives from the Education Ministry.
A leading portal has reported that the officials are mulling the possibility of postponing the board examinations to May 2021.
The development comes after the Delhi government’s education department wrote to the CBSE, urging it not to conduct the board exams next year before May and further reduce syllabus as schools still continue to remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter to the CBSE, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said due to the COVID-19 pandemic a major chunk of time of 2020-21 academic session (approximately seven months) could not be utilised for classroom teaching-learning process as schools in Delhi are closed till October 31.
“In order to provide students with a reasonable time to study in person in schools, it is requested that the ongoing academic session be extended beyond March and CBSE board exams be conducted not before May, 2021.
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