Teacher bodies of state demand postponement of Class X, XII exams

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Raipur, Apr 7

Chhattisgarh Pradesh Shikshak Federation (CPSF) has urged Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam and School Education Principal Secretary Dr Alok Shukla for the postponement of CGBSE 10th and 12th examinations 2021 in view of alarming Covid situation in the state. Class X examination will be commencing from April 15 followed by Class XII examination from May 3 in the state.

Through e-mail, federation state president Rajesh Chatterjee said number of deaths due to Corona is also increasing in the state and the pandemic is spreading at rapid pace in the state. It can be fatal to conduct examinations in such situation, he said in the e-mail letter to the Chief Minister, Minister and the Principal Secretary. Holding examination can lead to community infection, he said.

Chatterjee expressed concern that if a Corona positive student goes undetected and sit in the examinations, then he or she will transmit the disease among other students in the examination hall. He also appealed public representatives to intervene in the matter.

Chhattisgarh Shikshak Sangh general secretary Yashwant Singh Verma said that reports of hundreds of teachers being infected by Corona are being received every day. It is a risk factor to deploy on examination duty such teachers even if they get well.

Sangh divisional secretary Onkar Verma, vice president Ramnarayan Mishra, district president Sunil Nayak, Prakash Tiwari, Tekaram Sen, Navin Chandrakar, N K Verma, Ramkumar Baghel, Rajan Baghel, Mohit Verma, Girdhar Sahu, Brijraj Verma, Awadh Ram Verma, Rajendra Sahu, Gyaneshwar Verma, Lakshmikant Sharma, Shankar Verma and others demanded postponement of the examinations. 

A delegation of Shaleya Shikshak Sangh led by state president Virendra Dubey submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister and the Principal Secretary demanding cancellation of the examinations in view of Covid pandemic. Sangh demanded cancellation of ‘Mohalla Classes’ and permission to teacher for work from home in such situation. Dubey also said that they urged the government to consider Rs 50 lakh insurance for families of teachers who lost their lives due to Covid.

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