Uttarakhand mulls cancelling final exams of class 9 and 11 in govt schools as Covid hit studies

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Uttarakhand schooling division is mulling cancelling the final exams of class 9 and 11, in authorities schools, as schooling was affected this yr on account of Covid-19 pandemic.

R Meenakshi Sundaram, secretary for college schooling in the state stated that the division is reviewing the progress of on-line studies in the state and a choice can be taken relying on the outcomes.

“Proper studies of both class 9 and 11 were affected this year due to Covid-19 pandemic. Online mode of education could not be conducted properly for all students given the topography of the state and constraints due to that. It would be unfair to the students to test them without teaching them the whole syllabus. We have not taken any final decision yet but the options are being considered,” stated Sundaram.

He added that personal schools can resolve on their very own whether or not to conduct the final exams or not as on-line lessons have been performed repeatedly.

Strictly following the rules and preventive norms in opposition to unfold of Covid-19, schools in Uttarakhand opened after a spot of over seven months on November 2 for college students of class 10 and 12 as they’ve to look for board examinations.

After the reopening of schools, over 85 lecturers had examined constructive for Covid-19 in the primary week itself in the state. Over 80 lecturers had examined constructive for Covid-19 in 4 blocks of Pauri Garhwal district.

In the third week of October, Uttarakhand authorities had allowed and issued an ordinary working process (SOP) to be adopted after the reopening of schools. According to the SOP the varsity managements have been requested to observe circumstances like sanitisation of college premises earlier than and after lessons day by day, preparations be made in schools for sanitisers, handwash, thermal screening, first assist, and so forth.

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