Following the decision of the state government, which was announced by Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, the West Bengal Higher Secondary Education Council announced that the Higher Secondary Examination 2021 had been postponed and would not be held in June.
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HS Council President Mahua Das said, “The examination schedule (Higher Secondary, 2021) will be announced later, giving the students appropriate time.”
Kalyanamay Ganguly, chairman of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, also said in a release to the candidates that the secondary examination has been postponed and will not be held in June. Ganguly said, “The further schedule of the examination will be given by the students at the appropriate time.”
Both CBSE and ICSE have, however, canceled the Class X board exams. Sources in the state’s education department indicated that the government is against the idea of class X students being promoted to the next class, as no test exam can be conducted for the 2020-2021 batch. One officer questioned, “If a formula is to be prepared like other boards, how will we do it in the absence of a scorecard for test exams?” He said that keeping in view the results of the annual examinations of the ninth grade, it would not be sufficient to evaluate the student who is going to appear in the secondary examinations. All the students of class X were allowed by the government to sit in the secondary examinations from June 1 without conducting the examination.
“The candidates for the Secondary Examination 2021 have been studying the same material since January 2020. In addition, the curriculum is truncated (this reduction is, of course, quite discretionary from the point of view of learners). Secondary examinations have been canceled by two national boards, namely CBSE and ICSE and some state boards, ”said Saugata Basu, General Secretary, Government of West Bengal. School Teachers Association.
He said that under these circumstances, candidates can no longer motivate themselves to study the same lessons.
“We are hopeful and confident that the government will soon come up with a solution that will in all ways uphold the interest of young learners. It is worth remembering in this context that the entire nation and for that matter the whole world is going through a war-like situation and we should be patient while expressing confidence in a government which never took any step contrary to the interests of the learners. , “Basu pointed.
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