As the date for CISCE Board Exam 2022 comes closer, there are several questions regarding the 10th and 12th exams have surfaced among students. One of the key concerns that students have about ICSE Semester 2 Exam 2022 or ISC Semester 2 Exam 2022 is the requirement for COVID-19 vaccination. And this concern has been highlighted by none other than Maharashtra School Education Minister.
Is Covid-19 Vaccination Mandatory for term 2 exams?
Highlighting the concerns shared by some school students with the Maharashtra School Education Minister, Ms. Gaikwad reached out to the CISCE Board, seeking clarification on the vaccine requirement to sit for ICSE and ISC 2nd Semester Exam 2022. Ms. Gaikwad asked the CISCE Board asking if it was mandatory for students to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed to sit for the ICSE and ISC semester 2 exams. Some students of the ISCE board have reached out to the board regarding an advisory, dated Jan 4, 2022, issued by the CISCE, mandating Covid vaccination for all those appearing for the ISCE and ISC exams starting April 25. In another tweet shared, he also mentioned that some schools reiterated this fact saying that unvaccinated students will not be permitted to appear for the exam.
Maharashtra Minister highlighted the significance of vaccines and the role they have played in saving millions of lives across the country. But at the same time, it is also stated in an affidavit shared by the Union Government to the Supreme Court confirming that vaccination will not be made mandatory for citizens. Furthermore, it is also believed that not allowing students to appear for Board Exams on the basis of their vaccination status would be highly discriminatory.
Therefore, no exact decision has been given yet. The authorities are being requested to provide clarification on the same and help put the minds of thousands of students who are struggling with this dilemma.