CBSE class 10th student suffering from cancer seeks scribe to write exams

The 15-year-old student is suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and is undergoing chemotherapy at Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru.

CBSE class 10th student suffering from cancer seeks scribe to write exams

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has allowed a child suffering from cancer to provide a scribe who can write the exam for him. The family of the child had earlier claimed that the board had denied giving them permission for a scribe to assist the child in writing the exam. They also sought permission from the board to let him access his medicines and food items in the exam hall stating that he is fit to write the exams. The child is suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and is undergoing chemotherapy at Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru.

Panun Kashmir activist Pawan Durani had on Thursday tweeted that the child, his nephew, has been denied permission for the same. "I am shivering & have tears in my eyes, my cousin's son undergoing chemotherapy & wanting to write exams is denied a just help by CBSE ... Is there any humanity left," he tweeted.

Bringing the matter to light, he had tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar seeking their intervention in the matter. "Dear @narendramodi ji & @PrakashJavdekar ji , my cousins son got diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia around 2 weeks back & still wants to appear for his class 10th exams. However CBSE is denying scribe help for the young boy." 

"We have all medical reports & the young boy is undergoing chemotherapy. It’s so shocking that CBSE is disallowing the scribe help. Please find the hospital recommendation attached," he tweeted the documents on his Twitter handle.  

Durani said that the child studies at Oakridge International School, Bengaluru and the center is Gear innovative teaching school Sarjapur Road Bangalore.

Later on Thursday, Durani said that the school reached out to the child to inform that the request for scribe has been considered.

The alleged denial had come at a time when the CBSE just before the commencement of class 10 and 12 board exams in 2018 said that a scribe will be provided to all those who are unable to write the exam due to sudden illness. The same needs to be certified by a medical officer of a rank not lower than an assistant surgeon. In case a student is unable to write the exam because of a sudden accident, the same should also be certified by a medical officer of the rank not lower than an assistant surgeon.

The scribe needs to be a student of a class lower than the one for which the candidate is taking the examination. The scribe shall be provided free of cost.

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