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Happy to cancel 12th class examination;  Prepare an objective benchmark for the evaluation of points: Supreme Court

Happy to cancel 12th class examination; Prepare an objective benchmark for the evaluation of points: Supreme Court

Source: PTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court, which welcomed the central government’s decision to cancel the Class XII exam in the wake of Kovid’s second wave of death and pain, has directed CBSE and CICSE to set objective standards for student scores in two weeks.

The bench, comprising justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari, today asked Attorney General K K Venugopal and Advocate J K Das to objectively inform the students how they will be evaluated in two weeks instead of exams.

The cancellation of the 12th standard test was a good one, but the judges ordered that within two weeks we would know what kind of objective criteria are being set for students to score instead of the exam.

The tribunal has explicitly ordered that the government should come to a decision as soon as possible, since it will not give students more time to submit objective qualification marks as they have to take further courses in India and abroad.

It is recommended that students use the basis of objective assessments for assessment, so that they can voice any objections. The tribunal also said that the substitute assessment was just as important as the compensation sought by the applicants seeking to cancel the board’s 10th and 12th class examinations.

The government on Tuesday decided to cancel CBSE Class 12 examinations amidst the Kovid-19 epidemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the decision was made in the interest of the students and the government’s intention was to remove anxiety among students, parents and teachers.

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