CBSE postpones Class 10, Class 12 Board Exams on Feb 26 in North East Delhi
New Delhi : Amid reports of deadly violence in many parts of Northeast Delhi, Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday announced that the private and government schools in the area will remain closed on Wednesday. He also stated that he has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to postpone Wednesday’s board exams to some other day.
"Private and government schools will remain closed on Wednesday also in violence-affected North East district. All home examinations have been postponed. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been requested to postpone tomorrow’s board exams," Sisodia said.
The announcement from the Delhi Education Minister came after the death toll in violence-related issues climbed to 11.
All government and private schools in violence-affected North East Delhi were closed on Tuesday as well.
"There will be no internal examinations in violence-affected North East district and all private and government schools will be closed. Have spoken to HRD minister requesting him to postpone the board exams in the district," Sisodia tweeted.
Meanwhile, the CBSE clarified that for Feb 26 there was no examination centre in North East Delhi.
"It is informed that as per schedule tomorrow there are exams only for class XII in four vocational subjects in 18 centres in the Western part of Delhi. There are no centres in the northeast part of Delhi for exams scheduled tomorrow," CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma had said.
Earlier in the day, Delhi High Court had directed the CBSE to make a decision on the board examination centre at a school in violence-hit Chandu Nagar area of the national capital.