The All India Students’ Association (AISA) has written to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal demanding the cancellation of CBSE Compartment Exams 2020 this year due to corona pandemic across the country.
The AISA has also written a letter to all the Chief Ministers and the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal asking them the cancel the CBSE Compartment Exams 2020, expressing serious concern about the health and safety of students if these exams are held at this juncture when there is a sharp increase in corona positive cases across the country .
AISA took to Twitter to display the letter they wrote. In the tweet, they said, “We have sent letters to the CM and Edu Min of all the states highlighting the plight of the students. We have made a formal request for an appointment as well. We hope to hear soon from the respective offices.”
The association said that students are not mentally and physically equipped to give the examination during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ever since CBSE has announced the conduction of exams, students have been actively protesting CBSE Compartment Exams 2020.
Though no fixed date has been announced for the conduction of the CBSE Compartment Exams 2020, it has been announced that they will be conducted in September 2020. CBSE has said that the compartment exams are essential for the future of the students.
The letter written by AISA reads, “Over 2.2 lakh students including students of your state found themselves in the Compartment category by 1-7 marks. The said students demand the cancellation of the Compartment exam for the following reasons.”
The students from AISA are also asking CBSE to pass students with grace marks on the basis of previous performance and internal assessment so they can start the new academic session and don’t have to lose out on academics.
The online application process for CBSE Compartment Exams 2020 has started online for students of classes 10 and 12 who failed in one or more subjects in this year’s board exams.