Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 1 chaired a review meeting regarding the Class XII Board exams of CBSE and decided to cancel it in view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID-19.
“There will be no Class 12 board exams this year, Students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
“The health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and there will be no compromise on this aspect,” said the statement, quoting PM Modi.
Both CBSE and CISCE Class 12 exams have been cancelled.
“Government of India has decided to cancel the Class XII CBSE Board Exams. After extensive consultations, we have taken a decision that is student-friendly, one that safeguards the health as well as future of our youth,” PM Modi tweeted later on June 1.
The CBSE will now take steps to compile the results of Class 12 students according to “well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner”, the PMO release said.
Since the announcement on Tuesday evening, the netizens are celebrating the decision and have flooded social media platforms with hilarious memes.