The high-level meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was held on Sunday. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has asked states to send their suggestions by May 25 to reach a solution regarding Class 12 board examinations at the earliest.
“As envisioned by the Hon’ble PM, the meeting was extremely fruitful as we received immensely valuable suggestions. I have requested the State Governments to send me their detailed suggestions by 25th May,” the minister tweeted.
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“I am confident we will be able to arrive at an informed, collaborative decision regarding the Class 12th board exams and remove the uncertainty among student’s and parent’s minds by informing them of our final decision at the earliest,” the Union Education Minister added.
He further said that both students’ and teachers’ safety, security, and future are supremely important to the government.
I’m confident we will be able to arrive at an informed, collaborative decision regarding the Class 12th board exams and remove the uncertainty among student’s and parent’s minds by informing them of our final decision at the earliest. pic.twitter.com/eVny4JV3Yf
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 23, 2021
The meeting was attended by all States/UT Education Ministers, Education Secretaries and Chairpersons of State Examination Boards and stakeholders to discuss proposals for conduction of Class 12 exams and entrance exams for professional courses.
Union Education Minister, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani was also present in the meeting.
The CBSE Class 12 examinations were postponed in view of the second wave of Covid-19. Also, the meeting was conducted amid the demands of the students to cancel the CBSE class 12 board examination 2021.