Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday requested the Central Government to cancel the CBSE board exams 2021. CM Kejriwal urged the centre to change its decision to take exams of Secondary (Class X) and Senior Secondary (Class XII) exams starting in May 2021.
"Over 6 lakh children in Delhi are going to write CBSE exams. Nearly 1 lakh teachers will be a part of it. These can become major hotspots leading to the large-scale spreading of Corona. Children's lives & health is very important to us. I request the Centre to cancel the CBSE exams", CM Kejriwal said in his statement.
Speaking on the current situation in National Capital, he said, "This wave is very dangerous. As per the data of the last 10-15 days, 65% of the Covid-19 patients are below 45 years of age in Delhi.
"Your health & life is very important to us. So, I'd like to appeal to the youth to step out of the house only when it is necessary & follow all COVID protocols".
Corona cases are increasing rapidly. As per the report available with me, 13,500 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. During the peak in November, 8500 cases were reported, compared to that we are already reporting 13,500 cases: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/RKNm2ksnck— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2021
Highlighting the possible options in front of the CBSE board, he said that there are some alternative methods by which children can be promoted this time on the basis of either an online method or internal assessment. But, CBSE exams should be cancelled, CM Arvind Kejriwal reiterated.
On the other side, officials of the CBSE board and the Ministry of Education held a meeting over the Board exams 2021 that are scheduled to be conducted from next month.