Govt.allows conduct of class 10,12 board exams during lockdown

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New Delhi:The Ministry of Home Affairs today granted exemption from lockdown to conduct board examination for students of 10th and 12th standard, said Home Minister Amit Shah.”Taking into consideration the academic interest of a large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption from lockdown measures to conduct board examination for classes 10th and 12th, with few conditions like social distancing, face mask etc, for their safety,” Shah tweeted.
The Ministry is also planning to declare the board exam results by July-end and evaluation process has already begun for exams which were conducted before the lockdown was announced.

According to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials, students will appear at their individual schools for the exams and not external test centres.Taking to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Taking into consideration the academic interest of a large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption from the lockdown measures to conduct Board examination for classes 10th & 12th, with few conditions like social distancing, face mask etc, for their safety.”
To ensure the fast results, HRD had announced that teachers who are involved in the evaluation process will be exempted from delivering academic and administrative work for the tenure. The CBSE class 10 and class 12 board exam is being carried out from home. Further, the HRD Ministry had earmarked 3000 evaluation centres from where answer sheets would be distributed to teachers at their homes for evaluation and then collected.

Regarding the concerns of stakeholders for the safety of students during the board exams, the minister had earlier informed that students will be made to sit farther away than usual to maintain a safe distance. Also, masks and sanitizers will be a must for students. The Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan had also raised concerns via Twitter over CBSE board exams and HRD Minister had assured that the health ministry’s guidelines will be followed strictly during exams.

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