The ICSE class 12 exams have now been cancelled. This comes shortly after the government announced the cancellation of the CBSE class 12 exams on Tuesday.
The decision was announced by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Tuesday. Gerry Arathoon, the chief executive and secretary of CISCE, that the board will now come up with a new scheme, to evaluate class 12 students. “The exams have been cancelled. The alternative assessment criteria will be announced soon,” Arathoon told PTI.
The ICSE class 12 exams were scheduled to commence from May 4 this year, but got postponed, due to the COVID-19 situation. It had cancelled the class 10 exams in April this year.
Earlier, the CISCE had requested its affiliated schools to submit the data, which included the average marks obtained by the class 12 students, in class 11, and the current academic session.
CBSE class 12 exams cancelled during high-level meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, released a statement saying that the CBSE class 12 exams have been cancelled. This came soon after he held a high-profile meeting with the senior ministers of his cabinet, on Tuesday.
“Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as future of our youth,” said PM Modi.
The CBSE will now be compiling the results of the class 12 students, “as per well-defined objective criteria.” However, students can choose to appear for the examination, whenever the COVID-19 situation improves.
Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal came out in support of all those parents and students who wanted the class 12 exams to be cancelled. He appealed to the government to consider the cancellation of the exams, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.