Published: 17th August 2020
AISA writes to states seeking support to cancel CBSE compartment exams. Only Assam, Kerala respond positively
The organisation is now all set to file a writ in the Supreme Court against the compartment examination. The exam datesheet is yet to be released
Ahead of filing a writ in the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the CBSE compartment examinations, the All India Students' Association has written to the Chief Ministers of all Indian states, seeking their support. However, only the offices of two CMs - Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have responded positively to the students.
The student organisation had previously appealed the top court to take suo motto cognisance of the issue. As many as 809 students from all across the country had signed this petition. While the results of Class XII and X examinations were declared on July 13 and 15 respectively, according to an AISA survey, over 2.2 Lakh students have fallen in the compartment category by 1-7 marks.
"The students demand grace marks or marks on the basis of Internal assessment from the CBSE to deem them as 'PASSED' in their examinations so that they can move forward with their respective higher education and avoid the risk of losing a year in their educational journey and have an equal chance as other students," reads the letter. The organisation's National General Secretary Sandeep Saurav says that it is impossible for students to appear for these examinations since a lot of schools are quarantine centres. He also cited the spike in COVID cases as another reason. "We hope to get the support of the states to fight this cause. The students are under so much stress," says Sandeep. "We are also hoping to meet the CBSE to discuss this soon," he adds.