8 April 2021 | Source: Oswaal Editorial Board
With the rising Covid-19 cases in the country, the demand to cancel Board exams is also rising. Students of all boards took to social media and trended #CancelBoardExams2021 in a hope to draw the authorities’ attention. Students of classes 1st to 9th and 11th have been promoted to the next class without any exam as a step to fight the spread of the virus. So those who are set to appear for their boards in May are also demanding complete cancellation of exams or at least shifting them online. Many are arguing that if classes can be conducted offline throughout the year, why not exams? The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has ensured that exams will be conducted under strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines, but many parents and students are not convinced. Students of CBSE, ICSE and state boards are sharing memes and trending #CancelBoardExams2021 and #CancelBoards2021 to voice their protest.