Delhi government on Tuesday asked the central government to promote students of class 10 and 12 on the basis of internal exams amid ongoing coronavirus crisis. It would help as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would not be able to carry out exams across the country due to the pandemic, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said in a meeting called by the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
Delhi has also requested for an at least 30 percent reduction in course material for all classes and also reduced syllabus in JEE, NEET and other higher education examinations, Education Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.
“I joined a discussion today with the Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank ji and other education ministers of the country and made the following suggestions,” Mr Sisodia tweeted.
“It will not be possible to conduct the remaining exams of CBSE 10th and 12th exams so children should be passed on the basis of internal exams as children of 9th and 11th have been passed,” he said.
Earlier on Monday, the minister had interacted with parents via video conference and addressed various issues, including unavailability of books and uncertainty over board exams, arising due to the coronavirus crisis.
“Education and economy were worst affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We are taking online class and taking various steps to ensure education to the students of government school,” Manish Sisodia had said.
Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the Centre announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
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