Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned on Thursday that the state authorities would conduct board exams for Class 10 and Class 12 in mid-July provided that the Covid-19 positivity fee within the state drops beneath 2%.
The announcement got here two days after the state’s training minister Ranoj Pegu mentioned that the board exams for each lessons had been more likely to be held within the first half of August by following Covid-19 security measures.
“Most mother and father and scholar organizations in Assam are of the opinion that the board exams ought to be held. The training division will try to maintain the exams in mid-July,” Sarma mentioned in Guwahati.
“The questions papers are more likely to be multiple-choice ones, permitting college students to attain good marks. The exams will likely be held following Covid-19 protocol supplied the positivity fee drops beneath 2%. Whether it is above that, we’ll ask colleges to guage the scholars,” he added.
Sarma mentioned that the exams are more likely to be performed between July 15 and July 20 with girls and boys showing on totally different dates with the intention to guarantee social distancing at examination centres.
“We will’t put the lives of scholars in danger. The precise dates of the examination will likely be introduced within the subsequent few days, however it would include a rider on the positivity fee. We’ll make an evaluation on July 1, if the positivity fee doesn’t drop beneath 2%, we received’t put lives of scholars in danger and cancel the exams,” he mentioned.
Assam is including round 3,500 to 4,000 new Covid19 instances each day. The positivity fee, which stood at 9% a month in the past, has dropped to round 3% at current. The state is witnessing almost 40-50 Covid-19 deaths each day.