I might sound weird, but bear with it. I couldn’t keep it to myself for longer, so I had to write somewhere so that students like me can relate and share.
The fact that students around me must be preparing like a machine to ace their entrance exams as soon as the pandemic ends makes me feel very anxious and just so uncomfortable. Now, I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to get myself enrolled to any university this year or not!
While everybody else is so clear about their exams, as the government pinned down on cancelling Class X and XII exams over the internet and television, few students like me — who failed their Class XII board exams, or A-level exam as per the UK system, which were held in October-November (the Cambridge board, CAIE, offers its examinations in three series) and my school chose this — are just lost!
I planned to complete my Class XII through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) by giving my exams from the on-demand section, which usually opens in June, July, August or September. This was my only option left to clear my Class XII exams to get myself enrolled in the course I wanted to pursue in college.
But now, I feel so lost. I feel like a loser. My vision is distorted. My mood doesn’t let me study. The NIOS administration isn’t even providing any clear instruction for students like me and isn’t even taking calls. How are we supposed to know what we should be doing? It is our career, stop playing with it!
And now, Delhi University has opened applications for enrollment, and they ask for a board roll number, and I can’t register on their website without submitting it. But I don’t even have a board roll number, as I couldn’t apply for my exams in the on-demand section because they haven’t updated anything on the website yet.
I have no idea where to get my roll number from. My ways are all closing. I don’t know why does the education system not focus on all boards and students? What are we students supposed to do? I’m so anxious and nervous. I’ve had a few mental breakdowns in this week itself, which is not a positive sign. All I know is we need help. Students like us need proper instructions and guidance to move ahead.
Can the education system just tell me what will we, the NIOS (on-demand) section students, who planned to apply for further studies after giving their Class XII exams this year in June, July, August and September supposed to do? We are clueless. We need help and it’s our right to know about the status of our education and the further procedure.
Please help me, help us!