Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday mentioned that the state board examinations for lessons 10 and 12 can be held from July 15, if the COVID-19 positivity charge goes beneath two per cent. A collection of conferences have been held by the schooling division with guardians, college students’ organisations and different stakeholders and they’re in favour of holding the examinations, Sarma mentioned at a press convention held to mark the completion of the primary 30 days of his authorities.
A number of states have cancelled their board examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) determined not to hold its class 12 exam. “The schedule for the examinations can be introduced inside the subsequent few days however with the rider that the positivity charge within the state comes all the way down to lower than two per cent,” he mentioned. The present positivity charge within the state is 3.24 per cent.
The examinations can be held for one or two days with strict compliance of Covid protocols and the query papers can be of goal sort, he mentioned. “The matric (Class 10) and the upper secondary examinations are necessary as a number of empowering schemes like handing laptops and scooties are linked to those examinations,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, if the positivity charge is above two per cent on July 1, the board examinations can be cancelled, as we can not take threat with the lives of scholars”, Sarma mentioned. If the examinations are cancelled, faculties can be directed to conduct the analysis for which the modalities can be labored out and Training Minister Ranoj Pegu will announce it accordingly, he additional clarified.
The highschool leaving certificates examination for Class 10, held by the Board of Secondary Training, Assam, and the Class 12 ultimate examination performed by the Assam Greater Secondary Training Council, have been scheduled to start out in Might. The exams have been postponed as a result of outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19.