New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will hold a virtual meeting with the education secretaries of all the states, to be held on Monday, 17 May. According to sources, In this meeting, the Union Minister will review the current conditions of covid-19 in the states on the education sector, online education, and implementation of the National Education Policy after covid0-19 second wave. The news agency ANI has given this information through a tweet.
The news agency ANI tweeted regarding the meeting, "Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will meet virtually all state education secretaries on Monday. The top agenda of the meeting will be COVID -19 pandemic and its impact on education, promotion of online education, implementation of the New Education policy and preparation made by states."
In view of the rapidly increasing corona infection cases in the country, all the schools have been closed, online education has also been banned in some states, while a summer holiday has been announced. In such a situation, the Union Education Minister is now going to discuss the current conditions.
Amid the surge of the second wave of covid-19, the Union Education Ministry has canceled the Class 10 CBSE board exam and postponed the Class 12 CBSE board exam till further orders. The ministry has also postponed all the exams of higher education which was scheduled for May.
On Friday, a petition was also filed in Supreme Court seeking the cancellation of the Class 12 board examination. “Conducting Class 12 board examination is not possible because of surging COVID-19 cases. Even online or offline examination not feasible because of the pandemic. Delay in the declaration of Class 12 results will hamper students taking admission in foreign universities”, the plea filed by advocate Mamta Sharma read.
Regarding CBSE Class 12 exam final decision is likely to take on May 17, a Ministry official said, “Discussions regarding the same are still underway. No such decision has been taken regarding CBSE class 12 examinations as being speculated in certain sections of media. Any decision taken in this matter will be officially communicated to the public”.