In a big relief for all the students who were about the appear for their board exam, as Maharashtra Government has decided to postpone the State Board exams for Class 10th and 12th.
The decision was made after a series of meeting on the current COVID-19 situation in the state.
State Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad through a series of Tweets informed that “Given the current #COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, we’ve postponed state board exams for class 10th & 12th. The present circumstances are not conducive for holding exams. Your health is our priority”.
“Keeping in mind the schedule of entrance exams for professional courses, class 12th exams will be held by end of May, while 10th standard exams will be in June. We’re closely monitoring the health situation. Fresh dates for these exams will be announced accordingly”.
“The decision is the outcome of consultations with various stakeholders-students, teachers, parents, elected representatives from across parties, academicians & tech giants- in the wake of rising coronavirus cases. I also thank @cmomaharashtra for his guidance & approval” she tweeted.
“During the consultations, various alternative assessment options were evaluated keeping the health, well-being and future of our students in mind. Postponing exams seemed to be the most pragmatic solution”.
“We’ll also be writing to the CBSE, ICSE, IB, Cambridge boards, requesting them to reconsider their exams dates” she added.
This has brought a big relief for all the state board students in the state as the daily cases are on a rampage and they were worried about their health.