WB Madhyamik, HS exams to be held after Covid crisis restrained : Bratya Basu
WB Board exams are not being cancelled
Kolkata: West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu on Thursday said Secondary (Madhyamik) and Higher Secondary (HS-Uccha Madhyamik) board examinations will be held once the COVID-19 pandemic situation is restrained. WB Class 10, Class 12 exams 2021 are not being cancelled.
Mr. Basu also said that officials of his department will sit for talks with senior members of board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) and Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE), and a decision would be taken in consultation with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, keeping all safety concerns in mind.
“In the past 100 years, the world has not faced a crisis situation such as the one we are facing now. There is, however, a rule of nature, and the pandemic would not rage forever. Once the situation is brought under control the exams can be held” he said reporters at Bikash Bhavan.
The minister further said that Mid-day meals will be made available in all schools, where buildings were being converted into COVID-safe homes in accordance with the administrative directions.
However, following the press conference, social media trends with #cancelwbboardexam2021. Netizens asking, whereas CBSE and ICSE ready to cancel their board exams, why West Bengal Board exams are not getting cancelled ?