Hindustan Times (East UP)

ICSE EXAMS CANCELLED, SCHOOLS TOLD TO START ADMISSIONS

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LUCKNOW: The Council for Indian School Certificat­e Examinatio­n (CISCE) has cancelled the ICSE (class 10) exams in view of the “worsening” situation of Covid-19 pandemic across the country. The ISC schools have been asked to start admissions to class 11 and resume teaching.

“Given the present worsening situation of the Covid- 19 pandemic in the country, the CISCE has decided to cancel the ICSE (Class 10) 2021 examinatio­n,” said CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI: The ICSE class 10 board exams have been cancelled in view of the worsening COVID-19 situation and the option for students to appear later has been withdrawn, board secretary Gerry Arathoon said on Tuesday.

Last week, the board had postponed both class 10 and 12 exams.

The Council for The Indian School Certificat­e Examinatio­ns (CISCE) had announced that class 10 students will get an option to either write the exams later or get evaluated on the basis of an alternativ­e criteria.

“Given the present worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the CICSE has decided to cancel the class 10 examinatio­n. The option for students announced earlier, stands withdrawn. The safety and wellbeing of our students and teaching faculty is of topmost priority and paramount importance,” said Arathoon, Secretary and Chief Executive of the CISCE.

“We are committed to devise a fair and unbiased criterion for declaring class 10 results. The criterion as well as the date of declaratio­n fo results will be announced later,” he said.

The CISCE has advised schools to begin the admission process for class 11, if not already started.”In addition, schools should prepare a schedule to begin online classes for the class 11 students

The safety and wellbeing of our students and teaching faculty is of topmost priority and paramount importance ARATHOON, seccretary and chief executive of the CISCE.

at the earliest,” Arathoon said, adding that the status of class 12 exams remains same.

Last week, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had cancelled its class 10 board exams and deferred the class 12 board exams. Several state boards have postponed or cancelled their exams too.

The CISCE exams last year had been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students were evaluated based on internal assessment.

The education board had told the Supreme Court last year that it would not provide students with an option of re-examinatio­n and they will solely be evaluated on the basis of internal assessment.

According to the scheme, candidates were assessed based on the best three percentage marks obtained in subjects for which board exams were conducted and the marks of their internal assessment as well as project work were taken into account

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