In a statement issued by Chandigarh Parents Association, it has been mentioned that panic has gripped among parents following the news of one of the students of Vivek High School, Chandigarh who came to school to write Class XI exam on February 12 has tested positive for COVID-19.
The message further read that the school will be sanitised completely and students must take necessary COVID- related precautions.
The message went viral in other school whatsapp groups. What’s upsetting is that the schools are not ready to take any responsibility and not even giving the option of online exams.
Education Department had recently allowed government and private schools to conduct offline exams for classes 6 and above despite parents persistent demand of option of online exams for students.
“The department’s recent order gave free a hand to the schools and the requirement of parents’ consent was also done away with”, Nitin Goyal, President of Chandigarh Parents’ Association.
Minutes after panic spread among parents, Vivek High School decided to postpone the exam which was scheduled for Monday.
Source: Indian Express