Mumbai: As Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad stated that she has tested positive for covid, students appearing for board exams demand cancellation of exams. They state that if the minister can test positive for covid, so students too can.
Gaikwad on Twitter announced that she has been tested positive. On December 28 she tweeted, “I learned today that I tested positive for COVID-19 after first feeling symptoms yesterday evening. My symptoms are relatively mild. I’m fine and have isolated myself. Request those who met me the past few days to take precautions.’
There is a threat of Omicron worldwide. Amid this threat, students have raised concerns. “What’s the guarantee that 12th and 10th Board Students will be safe. The Main Prof. Herself is suffering from the virus. That’s definitely not done. I’m stressed and scared about my mental and physical health. We want strict actions,” wrote one of the users.
“If high profile people like you can get positive imagine small children going to school where no covid protocols are followed. Please keep schools online-only,” wrote another.
What’s the guarantee that 12th and 10th Board Students will be safe. The Main Prof. Herself is suffering from the virus. That’s definitely not done. I’m stressed and scared for my mental and physical health. We wants strict actions. #MentalHealthMatters #cancelboards2022 – Keshav Sarda.exe (@ShutUp YaKeshav)
“Get well soon and please direct schools to not stop online education,” President India Wide Parents Association Lawyer Anubha Shrivastava tweeted amid the Covid situation.
The Maharashtra Board has already scheduled exams for SSC and HSC. SSC Exams Will be held from March 15 to April 4 and the HSC Exams will be held from March 4 to March 30.
Apart from the cancellation of exams several Twitter users have demanded shut down of schools. They want online classes.
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