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Parents Initiate Twitter Campaign Seeking Cancellation Of CISCE Exams

New Delhi: With the entire variety of Covid-19 instances nearing the three lakh mark, the Council for the Indian College Certification Examination (CISCE) has introduced that board examinations for the pending papers can be held within the first two weeks of July.

The Board had stopped all examinations with six papers nonetheless remaining for 10th customary college students on March 19.

Nonetheless, mother and father are befuddled by this stand of the Board which has raised a sequence of considerations for them.

United by a shared concern for his or her youngsters, 4 moms received collectively and determined to get their voices heard. In lower than a day, round 2,300 mother and father got here collectively throughout the nation to tweet about their anguish.

Fired by positivity to do one thing, they managed to tweet 30,000 instances with the hashtags #studentslivesmatter and #Cancel10thICSEboards which trended between quantity 18 and 22 for nearly an hour.

“In this time and age, can we not find a solution which does not affect the psychological and physical well-being of our kids,” mentioned two mother and father, Radhika Singh and Puneeta Chadha Khanna.

The worrisome ideas within the mother and father’ minds embrace — “who will ensure the safety of our children”?

Dad and mom are afraid that even one asymptomatic pupil or invigilator can infect all the scholars within the classroom. The viral load of being in the identical room for 4 hours may be very excessive.

The second concern is — “how will the students who use public transport travel and what will happen if a student gets the infection before the exams”?

“Besides the logistical nightmares, what if the situation really worsens, the kids prepare again and then at the last minute the exams get cancelled. What will be the psychological impact on our children,” the mother and father rued.

A petition has additionally been filed within the Bombay Excessive Court docket by a dad or mum, difficult the choice of the CISCE.


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