Punjab Cancels Remaining Class 5, 8 Exams, Prepones Summer Vacation
Punjab Lockdown: Punjab government has extended the lockdown in the state till May 1, second state to extend the lockdown in last two days.
Punjab government has extended the lockdown in the state till May 1, second state to extend the lockdown in last two days. Summer vacations in Punjab Board schools begin from today, April 11 and will continue till May 10.
Punjab Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla informed the state cabinet yesterday that the government has decided to prepone summer vacation of both government and private schools in the state to cope up with the loss in studies due to coronavirus lockdown.
Keeping in purview the #COVID19 situation, Punjab Govt has decided to prepone summer vacations of schools, which shall extend from April 11-May 10. The students of PSEB Class V & VIII shall be promoted based on Exams & Assignments given before the lockdown.#PunjabFightsCorona— Vijay Inder Singla (@VijayIndrSingla) April 10, 2020
The state education minister said that the summer vacation which would have started later will now start from April 11 and continue till May 10. The board is yet to make a decision about class 10, 12 exams.
The education minister added that students in class 5 and class 8 will be promoted to the next class based on the examinations they appeared for before the imposition of the lockdown in the state.
Punjab Board has conducted three examinations of class 5 before the lockdown began. The board has decided to cancel the remaining two class 5 papers. In case of class 8, only practical examinations were pending, but now the board will release the results based only on theory examinations.
Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that the parents were worried about loss of the study of their wards during the curfew and decision of preponing the vacations would give relief to them. He added that all private schools should also have to start the vacations from April 11 but they are free to extend the period as per their requirement.
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