Uncertainty Looms Over ICSE, ISC Exams
KOLKATTA: The situation isn’t any better in schools affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, which is slated to conduct Class 10 ICSE and Class 12 ISC exams from 4 May.
When asked about whether the board is planning to postpone exams in the wake of rising cases, Gerry Arathoon, the Chief Executive and Secretary at CISCE, said “no statement can be given right now.”
Earlier on 8 April, Arathoon had told PTI that “exams will remain the same.”
The principal of a school affiliated to CISCE, requesting anonymity, said that so far as they are aware, the boards are happening as scheduled. The principal said that schools would definitely want some clarity on how to conduct the exams, if the board sticks to its schedule.
Highlighting that there are no clear instruction on protocols and seeking more clarity, the principal asked, “what happens when one student who shared an exam hall tests positive? What happens to others?”
But while this option can be implemented for Class 10 students, most of whom come back to the same school for Class 11, it may not be the best option for Class 12 students, who have college admissions ahead, he said.