PM Modi discusses CBSE board exams with education minister top officials

PM Modi discusses CBSE board exams with education minister, top officials

Officials at the CBSE said that they are monitoring the situation. “The board is keeping a close watch on how the Covid-19 pandemic situation is unfolding across the country,” the official said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and other top officials to discuss Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) board examinations scheduled for May and June this year, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The meeting comes against the backdrop of vociferous demands from slated to begin on May 4 due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease. Several opposition parties including the Congress and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party have also nudged the central government to defer the exams.

In December, the CBSE had deferred the board examinations by a few months to May 2021, insisting that it might not be possible to push the dates any further since the delayed annual examination would have a bearing on college admission dates.

But the second wave of coronavirus infections could cast a shadow on this plan as the country recorded a single-day increase of 184,372 cases on Wednesday while the daily toll surged past 1,000 for the first time in over five months.


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