North East

Assam to hold board exams in August

Guwahati, June 8 (UNI): The Assam government on Tuesday said it will hold the Class X (HSLC) and XII (HSSLC) board exams between August 1 and August 15.

Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu announced the decision after the state education ministry held a crucial meeting with all stakeholders, including AASU and ABSU, to take a call on the issue.

The announcement of the government comes amid the students demanding the cancellation of the exams in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic situation.

The students on Sunday started an online campaign on Twitter with over 1 million tweets seeking the cancellation of Class X and Class XII board exams.

Pegu said a standard operating procedure (SOP) on holding the exams will be announced after a meeting with all the stakeholders.

“The government will soon come up with an SOP in this regard after a final call by the health department. The examination centres are required to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 protocols. The final decision in this regard will be taken in the next 7 to 10 days,” said the education minister.

He said that the results of the examination will be announced by September 5.

Pegu added that the examinations are likely to be held with a limited number of subjects with a shorter time period.

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