As the cases of COVID-19 cases are increasing across the country with each passing day, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to revisit its guidelines on conducting exams for the next academic calendar.
“I have advised the @ugc_india to revisit the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and Terminal Semester examinations and academic calendar. The foundation for revisited guidelines shall be health and safety students, teachers and staff,” Nishank tweeted.
Notably, the final decision on the cancellation of exams is yet to be taken by the authorities.
वर्तमान परिस्थितियों में देशभर से #CBSE के पाठ्यक्रम को कम करने की मांग को देखते हुए सभी शिक्षकों, शिक्षाविदों और शैक्षणिक संस्थानों से अपील है कि वे इस दिशा में अपने सुझाव #SyllabusForStudents2020 के साथ मेरे ट्विटर @DrRPNishank या मंत्रालय के ट्विटर @HRDMinistry पर साझा करें। pic.twitter.com/QjotaiHgf2
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) June 9, 2020
The Union Minister posted the message on Twitter a day after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) told the apex court that deliberations for cancelling remaining Class 10 and 12 board exams are at an advanced stage and a final decision in this regard was likely to get finalized by Wednesday.
The judicature had last week asked the CBSE to consider cancelling the exams in response to a petition from a group of parents. The exams are scheduled from July 1 to 15.