Covid19 Scare: Assam Govt yet to decide on holding Board exams
Guwahati: Rising cases of COVID-19 in the state might lead to the cancellation of High School Leaving Certificate Examination/ Assam High Madrassa (HSLC/AHM) examinations 2021, hinted the Minister of State for Education Bhabesh Kalita on Thursday.
While attending a Bihu event here in Rangia on the first day of ‘Bohag’ month (as per Assamese Calender), Minister Kalita said, “If the COVID situation doesn’t normalize ahead of the HSLC/AHM examinations, then the state government might have to think the alternative way to get on with the situation. There is a spike in COVID positive cases in Assam, especially in Guwahati. But, I think we can control the situation. In case, if there is no improvement then we will have to think on the matter seriously.”
It may be mentioned that amid the rising cases of COVID positive cases in India, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday has decided to cancel the board exams for Class X which were scheduled from May 4 to June 7, 2021.
Furthermore, CBSE has also postponed the board exams for Class XII which was scheduled from May 4 to June 14, 2021.
Till April 14, 2021, Assam has reported 385 new COVID -19 positive cases, of which 201 cases are from Kamrup (M) district, 33 from Kamrup district, 22 from Cachar district and 19 from Dibrugarh district.
The total active COVID-19 cases in Assam now stand to 3,200 with 1,122 death cases.