Demanding cancellation of the upcoming board exams 2021-22, students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Exams (CISCE) have started an online petition.
The CBSE and CISCE students demand that the upcoming class 10 and class 12 board exams should either be cancelled or held online.
Recently, the CBSE said that the term 1 exams will be held in offline mode in November. The CISCE also stated that the upcoming board exams will be held in pen and paper mode only.
"ICSE took the initiative to conduct the 2022 year-end exams for class 10 and 12 using the term system. This system however was forced upon us.. and we had no choice. We as students and parents wonder.. What exactly was the point of doing this? That too MONTHS after CBSE announced it...
However, we went along with it, hoping for the best. In this announcement ICSE specifically stated the first term exams would be ONLINE + MCQ. This is a safer way of conducting exams which have been adopted by hundreds of universities and schools around the world," the students said in the online petition.
"Taking the exams offline (CBSE and CICSE) is a huge mistake. If you need more time to correct the online examination program, please do so.. But risking students lives is absolutely not worth it," they added.