Class XII board examinations will be held as scheduled: Govt

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Putting end to all rumours, Meghalaya Government on Wednesday decided that the Class XII board examinations will be held as scheduled.

 

With surge in the Covid 19 cases in the state, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma held a review meeting with cabinet Ministers and the officials to monitor the situation.

 

Talking to reporters after the review meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said, “We have decided to go ahead conducting the HSSLC examinations as scheduled.”

 

He said the state government has also directed the education department to ensure strict compliance of protocols to prevent spread of COVID-19 in any of the examination centres.

 

“We also requested parents not to panic but to allow students to appear the said examination as all precautionary steps are being taken to ensure their safety,” Tynsong said.

 

Asked about the X board examinations, the deputy chief minister said the government is waiting for the feedback from the meeting convened by the education department with the heads of the various schools and colleges.

Later after the meeting, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui informed that the heads of various institutions were of the opinion that the class X and XII board examinations should be held as scheduled. Class X board exams will commence from April 19.

“They have expressed that examinations must go on to test the capacity and capability of the students. However, we will review the situation periodically and if necessary corrective measures will accordingly be taken,” he said.