Assam Board Class 10, 12 Exam: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday that if the infection rate in the state remains below two percent, then the board examinations of class 10th and 12th will be conducted from July 15. At the same time, Sarma said that if the infection rate exceeds two percent on July 1, the board examinations will be canceled as the lives of the students cannot be put in danger.
In a press conference organized to mark the completion of 30 days of his government, the Chief Minister said that the Education Department has held several meetings with parents, student organizations and other stakeholders regarding the issue and they are in favor of holding the examination.
After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decided not to conduct class 12 board exams, several states canceled board exams in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that the timetable of the examination will be issued in the next few days, but the conduct of the examination will depend on the fact that the infection rate in the state is below two percent. At present the infection rate in the state is 3.24 percent.
Sarma said that if the infection rate exceeds 2 per cent on July 1, the board examinations will be canceled as the lives of the students cannot be put in danger.
Earlier, Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu had said that the students would be given the option of the paper and they would not have to appear for all the papers. He said that all examination invigilators and staff members would be vaccinated. The minister said that the examination process will end by August 15.
HSLC or class 10 board exams are conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA). At the same time, HS board exams are conducted under the Assam Council of Higher Secondary Education (AHSEC).
At the same time, the students of Assam Board have been demanding cancellation of 10th and 12th examinations for the last several days. Students of Assam are campaigning on Twitter with hashtags like #WakeUpSEBAAHSEC, #CancelAssamBoardExams and #CancelAssamBoardExam to register a protest.