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GEMS Education Welcomes Cancellation of CBSE Examinations to Ensure Fair Treatment of UAE Students in 2021.

GEMS Education Welcomes Cancellation of CBSE Examinations to Ensure Fair Treatment of UAE Students in 2021.

by Jon WestleyApril 14, 2021

It has been confirmed today (14 April 2021) that CBSE 2021 Board Examinations for Class 10 students have been cancelled. The Class 12 Board examinations will be postponed.

For CBSE Class 12 Boards, the situation will be reviewed on June 1 and revised dates will be announced thereafter.

The decisions follow the intervention in India of Prime Minister Modi.

CBSE Examinations Cancelled 2021 - UAE schools respond through GEMS Education

GEMS Education has now responded formally to the cancellation of CBSE examinations, and its impact on UAE students:

“CBSE has declared the cancellation of Grade 10 and postponement of Grade 12 examinations.

The cancellation of Grade 10 examinations is, in our view, extremely positive given the current rise in the number of Covid cases in India and the rest of the world.

We have conducted a number of internal assessments and two pre-Board examinations for our students. As a result, parents and students can have certainty that we have enough data for each child to ensure that we can allot grades and marks fairly and accurately.


We will wait for the Board to send us the details of the objective criterion on which final grades will be awarded. This will also enable us to start Grade 11 for these students without any further delay.

The Grade 12 examination is important for getting admission into good universities.

A delay in these exams could impact the motivation of students.

Schools should work to keep the morale and motivation of students high. This is the key to ensuring the success of all these students, irrespective of when the examination is held.”

Lalitha Suresh. Principal. GEMS Our Own Indian School.

The move has been welcomed across CBSE schools, not least in ensuring closer parity of the responses of all examination boards worldwide in how to tackle the impacts of Covid 19 on students.

More information on the campaign to ensure that students work is evaluated by teachers who know children best, rather than inherently flawed examinations or algorithms can be found here, in the context of the International Baccalaureate, and here, in the context of British GCSE and A Levels.

This is a rapidly developing story and will be updated ….

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