The Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has announced that students appearing for the 2023 SSC and HSC board exams in February-March will not be allowed to take the exams in their school and that no extra time would be given to the students for completion of their papers.
Class 10 and Class 12 board exams will be conducted in the original, pre-Covid manner, and the old guidelines will be brought back.
The extra time was given to compensate the students as they had faced problems during the online classes.
Similarly, the facility of home centres was introduced for the safety of students during the pandemic, but now for the upcoming board exams, the students will have to travel to the allotted centre.
Talking about the specially-abled students, Suma Das, Principal of Bhandup’s Pawar Public School said that at least some sort of support should be given to special students. She said, “ICSE board supports students with such policies, the State Board should do it as well.”