CHANDIGARH: Punjab’s Minister of School Education, Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, said on Sunday that the union government should ensure the safety of students before making decisions on class XII exams. While presenting his point of view in a virtual meeting with Union ministers, Mr Singla said during difficult times, the safety of students and teachers must be the top priority for the government and that all measures possible should be taken in this regard.
The virtual meeting was organized to discuss the proposals for the conduct of class XII exams and entrance exams to vocational courses in which the Ministers of Education of all States and the Minister of the Union participated. , notably Parkash Javedkar, Rajnath Singh, Samriti Irani and HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. . School Education Secretary Krishan Kumar and Punjab Yograj School Board Chairman also attended the meeting.
Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that by taking serious note of the situation, the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, led by the government of Punjab, has already made the decision to promote students in grades V, VIII and X advice. 10 have already been declared and class V results will be declared tomorrow based on an internal assessment only. He said that apart from these steps, their government will spare no effort to ensure the safety and security of students while conducting exams as the government decides.
The cabinet minister also suggested to union ministers that if they want to run class XII exams, exams for only 3 elective subjects should be taken. He said if education commissions organized exams for elective subjects, it would be easy to maintain social distancing and other mandatory protocols due to the pandemic. “Although, under the Misson Shat Parishat, teachers and students have worked hard, but due to the alarming situation of Covid, they will not be able to give their best.