“Should examinations be eliminated this year as online studies are new for many students?”
I was asked this question on Quora and here is my response:
No. Exams should not be eliminated this year. Sure, online education is new but so are the subjects that students study. Students are more flexible and learn how to adapt and learn. Let the academic year go on, students will come out with flying colours. Teachers have put in lot of hard work in these last 7 months. Let their efforts and hard work not be wasted. Already all education boards like State Boards, CBSE, ICSE, etc have reduced the syllabus by as much as 25%. Students have been attending online classes. Probably the exams may be postponed by a month or so. But eliminating exams will be more stressful for parents, students and teachers. Let us keep the year 2020 behind us now and move on, carefully, cautiously, but move on nevertheless.
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