Kejriwal demands cancellation of CBSE exams

File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (AAP)

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday appealed the Centre to cancel Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams.

In view of the alarming situation in the national capital, the Delhi CM has requested the Modi government to cancel the examinations.

“CBSE exams are nearing in which 6 lakh students will appear and one lakh teachers will be involved.  In such a situation, infection (covid) can spread on a very large scale. Safety of children is very important for us, my appeal to the center is to cancel the CBSE examination and take some other option,” Kejriwal said while addressing a press conference.

 According to the revised date sheet for CBSE board exams 2021, the Class 10 exams would be held between May 4 and June 7 and those for Class 12 would be held between May 4 and June 15.

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