Parents resist offline exams for classes IX, XI in private schools in Delhi

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With many private schools in town set to start conducting offline last exams for college students of classes IX and XI from this week, there may be apprehension amongst some dad and mom over the transfer.

Last week, following queries from dad and mom relating to offline exams at DAV Public School Rohini, which can start from Monday, faculty authorities wrote to oldsters. “… we have successfully conducted class X and class XII pre-board exams in the same offline mode successfully. We are sure parents would understand this point of view that school is taking Covid safety measures within permissible limits… We are sure that you as a parent would also realise that your ward should give the final exams in offline mode, so that they are able to assess their understanding of the subject/stream fairly and should not face any problem with the subjects when they come to class XII… We advise you to stay away from all kinds of rumours…,” stated the letter.

Like different private schools, DAV Rohini referred to a CBSE round issued on February 11. The round acknowledged, “For classes IX and XI also, schools should take steps to identify and remedy learning gaps and, thereafter, conduct examinations by strictly following Covid safety protocol as per examination bye-laws.”

When Birla Vidya Niketan had first notified that it could be conducting offline exams for college students of those two grades, some dad and mom had raised considerations, resulting in the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) issuing a discover to the college.

Principal Minakshi Kushwaha stated the college has now determined to conduct the exams in two phases — one in March and one in April — however promotion to the following grade can be topic to showing and clearing these exams.

However, some dad and mom are nonetheless pushing in opposition to offline exams. The Delhi Parents’ Association wrote to the L-G, Chief Minister, NHRC and NCPCR final week, stating, “We appeal to you to keep in mind the safety, happiness and bright futures of children and understand their mental state and order online exams for students of classes IX and XI studying in Delhi’s private schools, and relieve them from their mental stress.”

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