NEW DELHI: Schools students in both India and Pakistan seem to have found a common cause — getting their Cancel Board Exams. Over Thursday and Friday, thousands appealed to their respective governments and Prime ministers — Narendra Modi and Imran Khan — to cancel their exams due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Large sections from both groups have been gathering their posts on Twitter with at least one common hashtag, #CancelAllBoardExams. A section of Class 12 students and their parents in India have been demanding cancellation of the Class 12 board examinations due to the devastating increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths in India. Indian students are appealing to PM Modi as well as the education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to cancel the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and other Cancel board exams. The students’ Pakistani counterparts addressed their tweets to their federal education minister, Shafqat Mahmood.
Class 10 board exams
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE 2021) announced the cancellation of Class 10 board’s exams and postponed Class 12 exams in April. Many other states followed suit including Maharashtra, Telangana and Chhattisgarh. Now, a large section of students are demanding Cancel board exams and to be evaluated on their past performance and internal assessment. However, an association of CBSE schools. The National Council of CBSE Schools, has urged Ramesh Pokhriyal not to cancel Class 12 exams. Deepak Malviya requested PM Modi to cancel exams saying, “We students of 12th are tired due to the uncertainty and delaying of exams.”
Folded hands ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Folded hands
PLEASE TAKE A CALL ON CANCELLATION OF 12TH BOARDS EXAMS IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DELAY .
RAJASTHAN GOVT HAVE DECLARED #BlackFungus disease as epidemic .
REQUEST FOR CANCEL BOARDS EXAMS.
— Anurag Tyagi ??ᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ (@TheAnuragTyagi) May 21, 2021
This week, #cancelcieexams2021 arose as one of the top Twitter patterns in the country as understudies attempted to get across their perspective. The issue goes past the way that in many schools, the recommended prospectuses has not been educated completely or that online classes have left a ton to be wanted. The inquiry is — why uncover these youngsters and ladies to hazard that can be kept away from?
Exams Cancel Karo IMRAN Khan https://t.co/m71nay7dLP
— Waqar Zaka (@ZakaWaqar) April 20, 2020
A few understudies have grumbled that the genuine disturbance brought about by the pandemic was the consistent exchanging among on the web and nearby classes. They say that the CIE was unaffected by the situation of the understudies and never really help them.
Understudies have raised various focuses to contend their case. Schools battled with conveying educational program due to on/off plans. Likewise, understudies and their folks who gotten the infection thought that it was hard to adapt up to their examinations. We can likewise not fail to remember lodging understudies who were constrained back home didn’t have an appropriate climate to examine. In examination, most nations have advanced understudies dependent on anticipated evaluations. Nearby sheets additionally decreased the test schedule or deferred evaluations.
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) April 5, 2021
Numerous understudies dread that on the off chance that they end up with awful evaluations, which occurred with a great deal of them last year. It will make it hard for them to get into colleges of their decision.
It appears to be that the public authority’s various services are not on one page. While the NCOC issues its arrangement of SOPs, the instruction service doesn’t appear to comply with them. In the event that open air exercises are prohibited, for what reason are face to face assessments permitted?
#2021 Exams will be cancelled soon #ExamsCancelKaro
— Falak Shabir (@FalakShabir1) April 24, 2021
Countrywide students protest against Cancel board exams in Pakistan
The agitating students blocked the Peshawar-Karachi highway in Rajanpur, and demanded the government to revoke its decision. The police also baton-charged groups of students and fired tear gas shells to disrupt them, several cops and protesters suffered injuries in the clash.
On Sunday, board students protesting against physical examinations clashed with the federal law enforcers near the Faizabad area.
Police apprehended scores of agitating students while dozens of motorcycles impounded during the clash as students staged a protest demanding online examinations.
Students also blocked the Islamabad Expressway due to which traffic halted for hours. They also damaged vehicles and set trees on fire following which the cops launched a baton charge and fired tear-gas shells to disperse the protesters. They even retaliated and pelted the police with stones.
Earlier, the uncertainty shrouding the board exams was removed by top officials when it announced the examinations for matric and intermediate. The decision has been taken keeping in view the improvement in the third wave of the Covid pandemic. Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood also announced that board exams will not be canceled despite a long call from students who have been citing health concerns due to the prevailing situation of COVID-19.
During the first wave of novel disease, the matric and intermediate students were promoted without any examination.
— EliteSoul__ (@SRants33) May 31, 2021