The Delhi State Government has sought CBSE to review its timeline set for compiling the results of 10th standard students across India as a large number of teachers are busy at the forefront of the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Many teachers are working on Covid-19 duties in schools as schools are being used as vaccination centres across New Delhi. The Delhi government has urged the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to review its timeline for results while keeping in mind the right priorities during the pandemic.
On Wednesday, the Delhi Government addressed a letter to the Central Board of Secondary Education urged the board to consider altering or making changes to their 10th class students’ results compiling timeline due to the alarmingly high positivity rate in the country capital and the lockdown being extended until 10th May at least.
The latest CBSE guideline on the matter of 10th results, they stated that schools will have to submit the marks of Class 10 students by 11th June and the official results would be declared by the CBSE on 20th June. The letter from the Delhi government stated “Keeping in view the ongoing situation, including its emotional ramifications, enforcement of lockdown and deployment of teachers for various duties, the competent authority of CBSE is requested to kindly review the Time Schedule… regarding Policy for Tabulation of Marks for Class X Board Exams 2021,” the Delhi government said. “Further, to assist the district administration, most of the teachers and other staff, including data entry operators and IT assistants of Delhi Government schools, are at the forefront of COVID-19 related duties.”
The letter specifies that school staff, mainly teachers are performing door-to-door activities in Covid-19 hotspots like conducting surveys, contact tracing, assisting in testing, monitoring movement of patients and ensuring hearses reach and dispose bodies at optimal times. Teachers are also assisting medical staff in conducting vaccination drives in schools, few teachers are also providing aid to the government in the enforcement of Covid-19 protocols and traveller screening at the airport.
The Delhi government has assigned 76 government schools as vaccination centres. On top of this, there have been many cases of students, education staff and teachers who have tested positive or had their family members test positive for Covid-19 infection and some have even lost their close ones to the virus.