CBSE Board Exams 2022: Students claim teachers not wearing masks, no thermal screening done
CBSE 10, 12 term-2 students claim negligence against COVID-19 protocols. Read further to know more.
CBSE 10, 12 Term-2 Exams 2022 begins; Students complain negligence against COVID-19 protocols
CBSE Board Exams 2022: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) commenced CBSE Class 10 and 12 term-1 board exams on April 26, 2022, across India and abroad after two years of pandemic-induced disruptions. The board conducted CBSE term-1 exams for Class 10, 12 in November in a truncated format with multiple-choice questions. The exam duration was one-and-half hours.
CBSE 10, 12 Term-2 Board Exams 2022: Students complain negligence amid COVID-19 surge
COVID-19 positive cases are on the rise around the nation. Amid the surge, students have been demanding the cancellation of CBSE term-2 exams. Many students also demanded internal assessment for CBSE 10, 12 results 2022 evaluation. However, all the demands went unheard and CBSE term-2 exams commenced as per schedule.
Board officials claim that strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols will be done during the board examination. Thermal screening, social distancing, wearing masks and usage of sanitizer will be mandatory.
Over 21.16 lakh candidates appear for Class 10 board exams at 7,406 centres, 14.54 lakh candidates appear for Class 12 board exams at 6,720 exam centres. The number of students permitted in each classroom has been capped at 18 and schools have been asked to provide separate rooms to students suffering from COVID-19.
COVID-19 protocols not followed properly
However, students are narrating the opposite scenario. Claiming that there was no one at the thermal checking station at the examination hall, Akansha Rathi, a Class 10 student said, that the examiners were not wearing masks. “No one was checking if we had hand sanitizers. Many students were not wearing masks and no one questioned them. The seating arrangement was normal. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, I don’t think any of us appearing for exams is safe.”
"I went to drop my child off for exam and the whole scene outside the examination hall shocked me. Some were without masks, there was no social distancing and there was no one to even take care of the crowd. If could, I would have brought my child back home. However, it board exam, I had to leave him there and pray that he does not get infected," says Rajesh Yadav, a parent of a Class 12 CBSE student.
All India JEE-NEET Students Association (AJINSA) asked board students of all the states if COVID protocols were followed at their exam centre during board exams 2022, and the answers were shocking!