Interacting with parents across the country, Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Monday said that remaining exams of CBSE 10th and 12th will be conducted at the 'first possible opportunity'. The HRD Minister also clarified that entrance exams for various educational courses will be held only after the lockdown ends. He will also be meeting the state education ministers over issues related to COVID-19, mid-day meals on Tuesday at 2 PM.
Clarifying that the entrance exams for technical courses have not been cancelled for the year, but only been postponed, the Minister appealed to the students to utilise the time saved during lockdown to prepare well for the upcoming exams. Pokhriyal also noted that study material had been made available online for the benefit of students across the country.
Introducing parents to various campaigns and schemes for online education being run by the Ministry, Pokhriyal assured them that the Centre and the ministry is fully committed to providing quality education to students for their bright future. Union Minister added that in this direction, the Ministry is trying to continue the education of all students through e-pathshala, National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER), Swayam, DTH channel Swayam Prabha etc.
He also briefed parents about Bharat Padhe Online Campaign and said that the ministry will soon come up with guidelines based on more than 10,000 suggestions received from students, parents and teachers from across the country.