The ruling Shiv Sena in Maharashtra has appealed to the central government to take a similar decision on the 10th and 12th grade board exams in the country in view of the Kovid-19 epidemic. Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson Arvind Sawant said in an April 10 letter to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank that any state’s decision on its own side would harm the student and career opportunities in that state. Sawant said in his letter, “Your intervention will mean a national consensus rather than a unilateral decision by a state.”
The Lok Sabha MP from South Mumbai appealed for the country to take a similar decision so that there is no discrimination against students of 10th and 12th in any state in terms of security measures or opportunities. Sawant said, “There are many boards in India – CBSE, ICSE, State Board, IB and IGCSE.” There should be a clear order from the Ministry of Education regarding examinations across the country.
He said that many youths have to take their school, college and university examinations in April-May. Sawant said that all these students are of such age group who are not yet being vaccinated. He said that examinations are to be held in a few days, which will pose a threat to many students and their families, teachers and non-teaching personnel.
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