NEW DELHI: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday wrote to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, urging him to rethink the choice referring to holding the CBSE Class XII board exams due to the Covid pandemic.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is yet to capture a final call on conducting the Class XII board exams. The Centre is expected to capture a final decision on the matter soon.
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Priyanka Gandhi said the three-page letter has been written after taking feedback from the students and fogeys on the topic of holding the Class XII board exams.
“I once extra creep you to rethink holding the CBSE 12th board exams and to bag in tips the ideas made by them (students and fogeys) very, very seriously. This would be a tremendous injustice if they’re pushed into conditions that endanger their lives when it is fully pointless and it’d be a tremendous pity if we allow them to down at this trying time of their lives,” the Congress leader wrote.
“These kids are the future generation of Indians. They’ve already coped with immense stress in the final year of their education. For a long way of the year, their colleges remained closed, popular interactions with pals that kids thrive on had been almost absent. Many gotten smaller Covid-19 themselves and a entire lot of respect lost of us they be pleased, household and pals in this year of tragedy and turmoil,” she added.
Noting that the 2nd wave of the pandemic has been even extra devastating and stressful than the first one, Priyanka Gandhi said, “The incredible wretchedness we have got suffered collectively as a nation in these previous few months it will likely be printed on the actual particular person and collective psyches of our young of us for the remainder of their lives.
“How end we review them to space apart all that they’re witnessing and take care of their board exams? How end we, because the guardians of their future, refuse to listen to their cries of back and turn a long way from their requests to be heard? If truth be told, how end we willingly build them in a field that is doubtlessly abominable and life threatening for them?”
The Congress leader also said that no lesson has been learnt from events just like the panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh, where the articulate govt had promised that every particular person Covid pointers would be build in place easiest to field the lecturers and election officers to crowded spaces where all warning turned into thrown to the wind.
“Over 1,600 lecturers lost their lives for the train identical cause that we are now imposing on students of the 12th popular — because they got no option nonetheless to stamp up in a field that endangered their lives,” Priyanka Gandhi wrote in the letter.
She also compiled the ideas made by the lecturers, students and fogeys, which pointed out that like in varied countries, interior evaluation desires to be the premise of grading a pupil amid the pandemic.
The Congress leader said the very precise terror and psychological trauma of the raging pandemic, coupled with prolonged and intense stress of board exams, can lead to excessive mental health points like despair, apprehension and PTSD.