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“After Board Exams, But…”: Education Minister On Reopening Of Schools

New Delhi:

Board exams for Classes 10 and 12, pending because of the lockdown, could possibly be held in July, after which the faculties would possibly re-open, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank informed NDTV as we speak. He, nonetheless, made it clear that the ultimate selections would rely upon the bottom state of affairs on the time and the ministry will likely be guided by the views of the well being and the house ministries.

The gradual easing of the lockdown throughout the nation had raised hopes in regards to the reopening of faculties and faculties and there was hypothesis a few starting being made in June.

The minister, nonetheless, mentioned the any tentative date could be greater than a month away. “From July 1 to 15, there will be exams and the schools will open after the exams,” the minster informed NDTV.

Asked how the exams might be held in July, when the India’s coronavirus circumstances are more likely to peak, the minister mentioned: “We cannot predict what will happen in July. We will abide by the home ministry and the health ministry decision. The safety of students will be paramount”.

“I am confident the situation will be normal. If it doesn’t get better, we will consult the ministry, student, parents. We will consider all the suggestions,” the minister added.

Giving a tough timeline, he mentioned the pending board exams will likely be held in July and college exams in August. The ultimate 12 months college students will seem for exams. Students of first and second 12 months will likely be promoted on the premise of inner evaluation.

A process pressure of the NCERT will assess the state of affairs for reopening of the faculties, the University Grants Commission will submit the plan for reopening of faculties.

Schools throughout the nation had shut lengthy earlier than the lockdown was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25. Children aged as much as 10 being notably susceptible to the virus, the first sections of faculties in lots of states had shut as early as February. Later, the secondary and better secondary sections had been additionally shut.

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