“How can we count on them to put aside all that they’re witnessing and concentrate on their board exams? How can we, because the guardians of their future, refuse to listen to their cries of helo and switch away their requests to be heard?,” asks Priyanka Gandhi in a letter to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written to the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ supporting students’ demand to cancel the cancel class 12 board exams. In the letter, she wrote that students have been under immense pressure this year, and holding the high-stake class 12 board exams in such a situation will impact their emotional and psychological health.
“The second wave has been even more devasting and traumatic than the first,” she wrote within the letter. The Congress chief additionally added ideas obtained by her from completely different stakeholders on tips on how to maintain class 12 exams.
Stating that she is writing on behalf of scholars, mother and father, and lecturers, she stated, Kids have already been below immense strain as “for a lot of the 12 months, their colleges remained closed, the conventional interactions with associates that youngsters thrive on have been virtually absent. Many contracted COVID-19 themselves and plenty of have misplaced individuals they love, household, members, and associates this 12 months”
The government is yet to announce its final decision regarding the CBSE class 12 board exams. Whereas college students have been demanding cancelation, in a gathering headed by the Union Defence Minister, most ministers many of the states had favoured holding exams.
“The very real fear of psychological trauma of the raging pandemic coupled with a prolonged and intense pressure of the board exams can lead to severe mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and PTSD,” the letter learn.
Gandhi additionally identified how Uttar Pradesh has misplaced 1,600 lecturers to Covid-19 as they have been placed on Panchayat election obligation. College students concern that if they seem for the exams in crowded examination centres, they won’t solely be placing their very own lives in danger however their ailing members of the family, grandparents as nicely.
Gandhi additionally wrote that the Chhattisgarh Board (CGBSE) has discovered a “viable answer” for the conduction of board exams. It is holding the exams in an open book mode, wherein students will be required to write by sitting at their home. Various parents have suggested the same for CBSE.
Many students have also suggested that there should a comprehensive strategy to vaccinate students, however, since the exams are already delayed this year, “this could be the plan for students who might face similar circumstances in 2022,” she wrote
In the meantime, the Central authorities will inform the last determination on the CBSE, CISCE class 12 board exams to the Supreme Court docket on June 3. The courtroom order acknowledged, “As competent authorities are analyzing all facets of the matter and are probably to absorb precept determination which might be positioned earlier than the courtroom on that date.”