Assam to hold Class X, XII board exams. Unlike many other states in the country. Assam’s administration declared on Tuesday that it will conduct secondary (Class X) and upper secondary (Class XII) board exams in August with a reduced number of courses.
After meeting with all stakeholders, including student bodies and teachers. Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu told the media on Tuesday that all invigilators and staff involved in the process would be vaccinated prior to conducting the High School Leaving Certification (HSLC or Class X) and higher secondary (Class XII) examinations.
Around 70,000 pupils set to sit for board examinations this year will be offered a choice of papers. and is exempt from all compulsory courses
Exam are schedule between August 1 to 15.
Pegu said that the examinations will adhere completely to the Covid-19 guidelines.
The Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) administers the HSLC examinations. Whereas the Assam Upper Secondary Education Council administers the higher secondary examinations (AHSEC).
The minister said that the number of Covid positive cases in the state is progressively decreasing. And if this trend continues, it would provide an excellent opportunity to conduct both exams before August 15.
He also said that the administration will take into account the coming monsoon flood scenario in Assam. While selecting test centers.
The opposition Congress, on the other hand, has urged that both exams be canceled.
Ripun Bora, Assam Congress President, requested Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a letter to establish a framework or evaluation system to deal with CBSE’s internal assessment after the central board’s suspension of exams.
Assam to hold Class X, XII board exams
“Numerous hundreds of kids and their parents are not only fighting for their lives on a daily basis. But are also dealing with the agony of losing a loved one.
SEBA and AHSEC examinations in Assam are impractical under such circumstances, Bora said in his letter.
Thousands of Assam students have also been requesting that the state government suspended the board examinations in light of the Covid-19 outbreak through different social media channels.
Meanwhile, Tripura Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said on June 14. That he has invited a conference of all stakeholders to deliberate on the state’s secondary (Madhyamik) and upper secondary exams.
On June 1, the Centre announced the cancellation of the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) Class XII examinations for 2021.
Following the government’s announcement. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) also announced the cancellation of the ISC Class XII examinations for this year, stating that a method for grading pupils will be published shortly.
The CBSE Class XII board examinations were canceled after a review meeting held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In light of the pandemic crisis, numerous state governments around the country have already canceled their respective state’s board exams.