Assam to hold board exams if Covid positivity rate drops below 2%: CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday stated that the state board examinations for courses 10 and 12 will probably be held from July 15, if the COVID-19 positivity fee 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 stated at a press convention held to mark the completion of the primary 30 days of his authorities.

Several 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 will be announced within the next few days but with the rider that the positivity rate in the state comes down to less than two per cent,” he stated. The present positivity fee within the state is three.24 per cent.

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The examinations will probably be held for one or two days with strict compliance of Covid protocols and the query papers will probably be of goal sort, he stated. “The matric (Class 10) and the higher secondary examinations are important as several empowering schemes like handing laptops and scooties are linked to these examinations,” he stated.

However, if the positivity fee is above two per cent on July 1, the board examinations will probably be cancelled, as we can’t take danger with the lives of scholars”, Sarma stated. If the examinations are cancelled, faculties will probably be directed to conduct the analysis for which the modalities will probably be labored out and Education Minister Ranoj Pegu will announce it accordingly, he additional clarified.

The highschool leaving certificate examination for Class 10, held by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam, and the Class 12 closing examination performed by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, have been scheduled to begin in May. The exams have been postponed as a result of outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19.