WBCHSE HS exams: Uncertainty prevails over Class 12 exams in Bengal after COVID surge

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West Bengal Council of Higher (*12*) Education on Wednesday stated it’s ready for the state authorities’s resolution on holding the Class 12 board examinations scheduled in June, amid a raging second wave of COVID-19. The council had earlier introduced that the upper secondary exams would start on June 15 and proceed until July 2.

“We are waiting for the government’s decision on whether the exams can be held as per the scheduled time table or the tests will be postponed or cancelled,” Mahua Das, the president of the council, instructed reporters.

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The council had in April stated exams for Class 12 college students, in a departure from the norm, could be held at their respective colleges this 12 months, on account of the unfold of the coronavirus an infection throughout the state. West Bengal’s each day tally of latest COVID-19 instances breached the 20,000-mark on Tuesday, whereas 132 extra folks died in the state taking the dying toll to 12,593, the Health Department stated in a bulletin.

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A file 20,136 new instances took the caseload to 10,32,740, it stated.

Das stated the council has taken all obligatory steps if exams are held. It relies upon whether or not the Class 10 board exams, scheduled to happen earlier than the upper secondary exams, will lastly be held or not.

With the second wave of COVID-19 nonetheless raging, West Bengal Board of (*12*) Education had on Tuesday stated it was but to reach at a last resolution on whether or not to go forward with the Class 10 examinations scheduled from June 1 or postpone the exams.

Board President Kalyanmoy Ganguly had stated no resolution was taken on postponement or cancellation of the exams. “I cannot say anything on the issue at present. We are waiting for the government decision,” he stated.

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