DUBAI: Indian students in the UAE heaved a collective sigh of relief on Friday over being exempted from re-examination in Grade 10 mathematics and Grade 12 economics that was announced last week.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a leading Indian education body, announced on Friday that re-examination for Grade 10 students would be held in only Delhi and Haryana states of India and re-examination in economics for Grade 12 students would be held on April 25. All CBSE students outside India will not have to appear for the re-examination.
In the UAE, the decision had affected 8,474 students of Grade 10 and about 2,713 students of Grade 12 who had chosen economics as their elective subject.
The CBSE had announced re-examination for millions of students in CBSE schools worldwide for Grade 10 mathematics and Grade 12 economics following reports of question papers in these subjects being leaked over the social media.
While this had upset all CBSE students of these grades in India, in the UAE, it had sent wave of shock and dismay in the student and teacher communities as most Grade 12 students have hardly any time to prepare for their undergraduate entrance examinations that take place for engineering and medicine especially in India. A re-examination would have meant throwing a spanner into those plans.