Chhattisgarh Not To Conduct Remaining Exams For Class 10, 12
Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education has decided to not conduct the examination of the remaining papers for Classes 10 and 12 in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
CGBSE or Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education, the state level secondary and higher secondary body, has announced that it will not conduct remaining annual exams for Class 10 and Class 12 students. According to news agency ANI, the board will give marks for the pending papers based on the internal assessment of each papers. The CGBSE board exams for some minor subjects of Class 10 and Geography and a few optional subjects of Class 12 had to be abruptly postponed in March in view of preventing the spread of coronavirus cases and also due to the subsequent lockdown announced in the country.
According to a CGBSE official, those failing to clear the assessment and skipping the procedures would be given minimum passing marks.
Nobody would be failed during the assessment of the remaining subjects, he added.
In view of the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Chhattisgarh government had erlier decided to promote students of all classes, except 10th and 12th standards, of the state schools without exams. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel took a decision in this regard on March 31.
On March 19, the state government shut all schools to prevent the spread of the deadly viral infection.
"However, a decision would be taken later on exams of some subjects of Classes 10 and 12 being conducted by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) which could not be held due to the lockdown", an official from the Board had said then.
After that, the Board in the April second week decided to conduct the Class 12 examinations from May 4 to May 8 and the Class 10 papers would be held on May 4 and May 5, but, it could not be materialized due to extension of lockdown restrictions.
Now, the Board has decided to cancel the remaining exams and the marks of the cancelled papers of both Class 10 and Class 12 will be calculated based on the internal assessment.
Earlier, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the pending CBSE board examinations for Class 10 and 12 will be held from July 1 to July 15.
Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the central government announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Later, a nationwide lockdown was announced from March 25, which has now been extended till May 17.
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