Hindustan Times (East UP)
C’GARH CANCELS CLASS 10, DEFERS CLASS 12 BOARD EXAMS AMID PANDEMIC SURGE
RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) on Thursday cancelled its Class 10 examinations this year in view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state and safety of students, authorities said.
The board also suspended its Class 12 examinations scheduled to commence from May 3, and a fresh time-table will be released once the Covid-19 situation improves, they said.
The decision comes days after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) cancelled its Class 10 examinations and postponed Class 12 examinations.
A notification issued by CGBSE secretary V K Goyal said that keeping in view the surge in Covid-19 cases and the crisis situation arising therewith in Chhattisgarh, the High School Certificate (Class 10) examination for the academic year 2020-21 stands cancelled.
This exam was scheduled to commence from April 15, but due to the lockdown imposed in almost all districts in the state due to coronavirus, it was earlier suspended, and cancelled now.
The notification said that marks will be allocated to Class 10 students on the basis of assignments issued by the board.
As many as 4,61,000 students have registered themselves for Class 10 exams and 2,87,000 students for Class 12 exams in the state.The CBSE has already cancelled Class 10 examinations and suspended Class 12 exams.