New Delhi: Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal on Monday announced that he will be hosting a meeting with all the states education ministers tomorrow to discuss the situation academics amid the coronavirus lockdown. Also Read - ICSE, ISE Class 10, 12 Board Exams 2020: Change Your Exam Centre For Pending Exams Before June 7 | Check Details Here
Pokhriyal made the announcement during a webinar on Twitter with school teachers, students and parents across the country. During the interaction, many parents commented responding to his post asking questions regarding exams, results and the new session academics. Also Read - Schools Likely to Reopen in July For Senior Classes With 30% Attendance
Teachers, parents and general Twitter users put forth demands seeking cancellation of pending CBSE, ICSE and other state board examinations. They also pointed out connectivity issues while conducting online classes. Also Read - CBSE to Conduct Exams at All 15,000 Centres Across India: HRD Minister
School teachers also brought to his attention in the comments their woes regarding salaries as the Centre asked schools to exempt any fee apart from tuition from students.
Teachers have been worried that id school fee is waived, then there would be no way for the institution to pay the staff’s salary.
Notably, like most other sectors, the education sector has also been horribly affected due to the lockdown imposed in view of the global pandemic of COVID-19.
During the meeting tomorrow, Pokhriyal is also expected to discuss the situation regarding competitive exams like CISCE, engineering, medical entrances like JEE Main, NEET, and the likes.