The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Saturday, the 29th of February’2020 that the Board examinations for standard X and XII will be executed according to the decided schedule from 2nd March’2020 onwards. This announcement also includes the areas of Northeast Delhi which were affected by communal violence in the past few days.
Clear instructions have been given by the Delhi High Court to the Delhi Police and all related Government officials to create all possible security provisions to facilitate normal hassle free conduct of the CBSE Board Examinations for class 10 and class 12 in the areas affected by the riots in the past few days of Feburary’2020.
CBSE spokes person Rama Sharma gave the following statement for the anxious students and parents of Delhi - “Class X and XII CBSE exams will be held as scheduled from March 2 onwards in northeast Delhi also. The Board has filed an affidavit in the Delhi high court and the court has directed the Delhi Police and the state government to ensure the safety of all students,” This statement will surely come as a wave of relief for the students of Northeast Delhi.
The conflict between the ethnic communities which resulted in massacres in parts of Northeast Delhi was provoked by the protests over CAA,
Due to such atrocious actions on the street, the Directorate of Education had announced on Saturday for the closure of all schools in Northeast Delhi till 7th of March 2020.
In the similar sequence of violent clashes that took place in several areas, the respective authorities had ordered the closure of all schools in Northeast Delhi areas on Tuesday as well.
Because of this reason only the Government of Delhi had also demanded the suspension of the board examinations in schools surrounding the riot-hit areas, as a precautionary measure.
On Friday, the Delhi Police was instructed by the Delhi High Court to ensure tight security for the board examination centres in the violence-hit Northeast areas of the National Capital.
A Court of Justice Rajiv Shakdar was addressing a petition appealing a direction to change the examination centres for students appearing for Class X and XII CBSE examinations in the areas affected by violence.
The court has strictly directed the Delhi police that “exam centres must be properly sanitized” and “there should be no breach of security”.
The hearing will once again be attended by the bench of justice on 4th of March’2020. Whereas, as of now, the examinations scheduled from 2nd March’2020 onwards will be held subject to circumstances prevailing on the ground. The CBSE also informed the court about letters been issued to the National Testing Authority (NTA) to ensure no clash between the Board Examinations with the IIT and Medical Examinations of the Academic Year.
Parents should advise the students to just concentrate on their studies and not give too much attention to incidents happening in Delhi. Students should not worry about their security as the government has taken enough measures now. The board exams are important and once in a lifetime opportunity to show your best, get good scores which will help them throughout their lives. Students should refer to quick revision notes and sample papers with important questions available on studiestoday. This will help them to thoroughly revise the entire syllabus and get good score in exams.