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Parents Move SC Against CBSE’s Decision To Take Remaining Board Exam | India News


NEW DELHI: A group of four parents on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against CBSE decision take the remaining Board exam (XII) from July 1 onward and pleaded with the court to order students to receive grades based on an internal evaluation in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Claiming that students, including their children, would be exposed to the pandemic if they leave their homes to sit for an exam to be held at 15,000 centers across the country, a group of four parents asked the main court to intervene and suspend the decision.
The petition, filed by lawyer Rishi Malhotra, argued that many renowned educational institutions and universities, including Delhi and IIT universities, have decided not to take any exams and that the CBSE is also ordered not to take the exam for the remaining subjects. . He said that some state boards, including Chhattisgarh, have decided not to take any tests to protect students from exposure to the deadly virus.
“CBSE’s notification to hold the remaining exam is discriminatory and arbitrary, and also in the month of July, according to AIIMS data, said COVID-19 pandemic would be in full swing … As CBSE did in its other 250 overseas schools and various state boards, the exam scheduled to take place in July, should be canceled and grades could be assigned based on an internal evaluation, “the petition said.
“CBSE canceled Class X and XII exams for its 250 odd schools abroad and has adopted criteria for awarding grades based on practical exams taken or internal assessment grades. It is very unfortunate that respondents in this document they have no real concern to endanger the lives of all students in India and they have no explanation for insisting on taking such an exam in India, “he said.

Times of India