Maharashtra HSC Exams More Significant than SSC, Government, says High Court
- by Nandini-Sain
- Jun 01, 2021 12:53
Maharashtra Exam HSC 2021: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court that the SSC (Class 10) also HSC (Class 12) exams could not be connected as the episode was too crucial for students because their jobs depended on it.
Mumbai: On Monday, the Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court that the SSC (Class 10) also HSC (Class 12) exams could not be matched. The latter was a significant milestone for the Perfect students as their jobs depended on it. The government, in an affidavit, said this year's SSC exams were canceled during the outbreak after looking into the safety of students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders.
The affidavit, drafted by the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education and Sports in the state, Rajendra Pawar, was in response to a PIL submitted by a professor, Dhananjay Kulkarni, challenging the April 19 government's decision to suspend Class 10 exams this year. The HC, on May 20, had strongly criticized the country's government, saying it was making fun of the education system and had ordered it to file an affidavit.
HC also demanded an explanation as to why the national government was holding Class 12 exams. A provincial government affidavit said the Class 12 exams had been postponed for now, and a final decision would be made after the Institute took action at the national level.
"It was believed that it would be suitable for the 12th board exams to be a milestone in student education as the tasks they will perform in the future depend on the same application as compared to the ten exams," the affidavit said.
"Usually, unlike Section 10, after level 12, a decision is made on how students work," he added, adding that 12th graders are "more mature, independent, socially aware, and physically fit" than those in Section 10. It's like comparing apples to cheese because they are both edible, the government said in an affidavit.
The government has said it cannot be ruled out that the SSC exams cannot be canceled because no choice has been made on the HSC exams. The affidavit said the SSC exams, which featured about 16 lakh students each year, were "a great exercise" involving teachers and parents and a police and transport program.
The 2020-21 academic year was in turmoil with the suspension of physical classes and online teachers due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Submit the second wave of disease, the national government, after consultation with stakeholders, initially decided to postpone the SSC exams until June, and on April 19, decided to cancel it.
"The national council determined to stop the 10th board exams later getting into account not only the safety and well-being but also the lives of students, examiners, lecturers, and non-lecturers, and many others who would be involved in doing so," the affidavit said.
The government has told the court that the number of cases of COVID-19 has been steadily declining, but the situation is not yet entirely under control and the stress on the health care system. It also stated a warning of a third wave of the disease, which medical experts said could affect children between 12 and 18.
The affidavit also states that the government must also formulate a formula for how students can be assessed. HC is required to understand the case on June 1.