Education Minister’s Live With Teachers Postponed to 22 December

During his last live, Dr Pokhriyal had said that no decision has been taken on dates for board exams. 

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During his last live, Dr Pokhriyal had said that no decision has been taken on dates for board exams. 

Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has postponed his interaction with teachers to 22 December. However, the minister, who was originally slated to go live at 4 pm on Thursday, did not mention why the interaction was postponed.

“Teachers, I am looking forward to having an insightful interaction with you all on Dec 22 at 4 PM. Please share your queries/suggestions with me using #EducationMinisterGoesLive,” he tweeted, hours before his scheduled live..

Interestingly, in his tweet on Thursday, Dr Pokhriyal also did not make any reference to board exams. This is in contrast to his earlier tweet on 12 December, in which he had mentioned that he would be “going live on Dec 17 at 4 PM to talk to you all about the upcoming board exams.”

The development comes after the education minister, in his interaction with students on 10 December, refused to share any concrete detail on the schedule for upcoming board exams.


What did the education minister say on 10 December?

Dr Pokhriyal said that so far, no decision on dates for board or entrance examinations have been taken, while assuring students that the ministry would try its best to avoid a clash between practicals and other entrance exams.

Responding to a query of a Class 12 CBSE student, who asked if CBSE practicals would be postponed or cancelled in the light of less physical classes, the education minister said that a decision on the matter will be taken soon.

“Your question is extremely valid. If practical classes are not held in labs, how can a student prepare for final practicals? We will actively consider your suggestion.”
Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Education Minister.

The education minister also said that if the situation does not become conducive for holding practical classes, a decision on CBSE Class 12 practicals will be taken soon.

Principals, however, feel that given the circumstances and the lack of hands-on practical classes in labs, the decision to conduct practicals for CBSE Class 12 students should best be left to schools.

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