The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to reject the plea which was seeking the cancellation of the CISCE, CBSE, and state board exams 2022 for classes 10 and 12 in offline mode in view of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Apex Court bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar dismissed the plea for the cancellation of offline board exams, saying that such a petition creates “false hope” and “confusion” for all students.
“This creates not only false hopes, it creates confusion all over to students who are preparing,” said the bench. It further added, “Let the students do their job and let the authorities do their jobs.”
Authorities are already working on finalising dates and other arrangements. The aggrieved parties can approach the authorities if any problem emerges once those are finalized, the bench noted, dismissing the plea.
In the petition, the CBSE and other education boards, which have proposed to hold board examinations in offline mode for classes 10 and 12, were directed to devise alternate modes of assessment.
The CBSE has decided to conduct term two board exams for class 10 and class 12 from April 26.