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Assam cabinet recommends to not conduct ‘offline’ board exams

GUWAHATI: The Assam Cabinet on Wednesday recommended to not conduct offline examination for Classes 10 and 12. However the final decision will be taken on June 18 after a discussion between the education department and all the stakeholders.

Final decision on holding the board exams in the state to be taken on June 18 only after the education department will discuss the issue with all stakeholders on Friday.

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Recently group of students from Assam filed a fresh plea in the supreme court seeking cancellation of state board exams of class 10 and 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Reportedly, four Assam-based students moved the intervention plea in the court stating that the state government is still in doubts regarding conducting examinations even though it had earlier postponed the examination.

The plea was filed referring to a statement of ministers and the Chief Minister where it was implied that the board exams might be conducted between July 15 and July 20 for few paper in the the positivity rate of COV ID cases drops down to below 2 per cent.

The state board had earlier postponed the examinations owing to the COVID situation in the state. The students have made the referring to the decisions of various state boards and even the central boards to cancel examinations seeking similar relaxations.

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