If you have been living under a rock and are not quite aware of the misery of re-examinations imposed on class 10th and 12th students, then the world and Indian education board might still be fine for you.
Yesterday afternoon, CBSE announced that the class 10th and 12th students would have to go for re-examination for their Maths and Economics exams, respectively. This comes in the wake of rumors of leaks doing the rounds. The official notice issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education states, “With the view to uphold the sanctity of the board examinations and in the interest of the fairness to the students, the board has decided to re-conduct the examinations.”
Something like this has never ever happened in the history of class 10th and 12th board exams in the country, which is why almost everyone has their viewpoint on the decision. While there have been leaks in the past, but students have never been asked to appear again for the exam.
While some were furious because they would have to go through the agony of appearing again for an exam, others don’t mind the move and actually, consider it to be fair for everyone. However, there’s one emotion that everyone carries with them on this issue and that is, how could CBSE be so callous?
Some students have started petitions against the decision due to various reasons, some are even planning to organise a march.
Here are some of the reactions to the CBSE re-examination stint of students, celebrities, Ministers and everyone else on social media.
Anguished students have been writing to me about this https://t.co/qEj9g7JWF5
saying: In our area these papers weren't leaked, so why must we suffer? Does CBSE have a good answer?Our inability to prevent such leaks is the besetting failure of our exam system. Why punish students?
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 28, 2018
My son Aujaswi studied really hard for #CBSE Class X Board Math Exams held today
His joy of finishing Board Exams was short lived.
He is extremely dejected as the Math paper got leaked& this #LeakingGovt will hold the Exam again
I feel sorry for him as lakhs of other students!
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) March 28, 2018
Feel terrible for all students who have to re-sit their exams for no fault of their own. So unfair and unfortunate. Wish them strength to get through this time. #CBSE #SSC
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) March 29, 2018
We have too many leaky organisations in this country:#UIDAI responsible for #Aadhaar #DataLeak #ElectionCommission responsible for polling #DateLeak #CBSE responsible for #PaperLeak
— Rajesh Mahapatra | ରାଜେଶ ମହାପାତ୍ର (@rajeshmahapatra) March 28, 2018
The biggest paper leak in recent history, lakhs of students left in the lurch and the #CBSE chairperson doesn't address the media to explain what went wrong. Talk about accountability! #CBSEPaperLeak
— Rahul Sabharwal (@rubberneckin) March 28, 2018
No action against #CBSE? With a re-test guilt has been accepted, right? Why are we waiting for a probe so that no innocent is punished in the process of catching the culprits? But shouldn't the same principle apply to students? Aren't innocents are being punished with the stress?
— Kishore Ajwani (@KishoreAjwani) March 28, 2018
#Vyapam,AIIMS, #SSC & now #CBSE exam leak through WhatsApp. Is there any exam or selection which is safe&scam proof in India? Even after PM's app leaks our personal data to US firm, our govt tells us that Aadhar data is safe behind thick walls! Incredible!https://t.co/WqWIe8DP6b
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) March 28, 2018
CBSE will conduct re-examination of Maths paper for class X and Economics paper of class XII.
Is this joke?? Re-examination means disrespect of the hard work of students.
Really Disgusting!!#boardexams #CBSE #March4Education
— Khushboo (@KhushbooTweets) March 28, 2018
Lakhs of students left in the lurch because of #CBSE incompetence and corruption. Does HRD Ministry have an explanation other than 'it won't happen again'? Any accountability? https://t.co/sEJ6ivfW9G
— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) March 28, 2018
Before we agree to this "Re-exam" solution of CBSE,we have the right to know how and where the paper was leaked and who was involved in it. It's high time CBSE understood that conducting Re-exams won't help when it's system is at fault.We deserve to know. #CBSE #CBSEPaperLeak
— Bharath Hegde (@Variable_xya) March 28, 2018
Modi Govt should be renamed as ‘Paper Leak Govt’!
SSC Scam jeopardised the future of over 2 Cr Youth. #CBSE Xth & XIIth class #PaperLeak has road hit the aspirations & hard work of lakhs of toiling students.
Your Govt has imperiled the future of our ‘Exam Warriors’! pic.twitter.com/JRcW6zwtQN
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) March 28, 2018
So disappointing to hear about the #CBSE leak. This is completely unacceptable & unfair to the students who have put in so much hard work & dedication. I appeal to all the students to not let this affect their preparation & to think of it as a 2nd chance to do even better! ATB!
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) March 28, 2018
After the unfortunate paper leak, the acronym CBSE has a new meaning….. “Corrupt Board For Students' Education “ !!
— Emraan Hashmi (@emraanhashmi) March 28, 2018
In the recent developments on the case, Delhi Police has found out that the leak might have been carried out by a coaching center in Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi. ANI reported, “CBSE in a complaint to Delhi Police says it received a fax on March 23 naming a person from Rajinder Nagar behind CBSE paper leak. This person, as per the complaint, runs a coaching institute.”
The dates of re-examinations have not yet been announced by the board, while the students are left in utter confusion.