COVID-19 has created havoc in the country. The Supreme Court on Monday (Dec. 31) heard a petition seeking cancellation of CBSE Board and ICSE Board’s 12th class examinations. No concrete decision has been taken on this petition which has attracted the attention of thousands of students across the country. Therefore, the hearing in this case will be held on Thursday (Dec. 3).
On the petition filed by Mamata Sharma, Attorney General K. K. Venugapol argued. Venugopal requested the Supreme Court to give us time till Thursday to take a final decision in the matter within two days. The court granted the request and adjourned the hearing till Thursday. Mamata Sharma has filed a petition in the Supreme Court in this regard.
In the corona crisis it is not possible to take the 12th exam offline or online. If the results of this exam are announced late, there is a possibility of great difficulty for the students seeking admission in foreign universities as well as academic loss. Therefore, it is requested in the petition that the result of 12th standard should be declared objectively within a limited time by canceling the examination. In the petition, Sharma has sided with the Central Government, CBSE and ICSE Board. The petitioner fears that the late results after the 12th examination will have a serious impact on the students’ next academic year.