The Maharashtra government has decided to cancel board examinations for the students of class 10th. The health and safety of the teaching faculty and students is of utmost importance stated Education Minister of Maharashtra, Varsha Gaikwad on Tuesday is a tweet posted on Twitter.
With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country, many states and institutions have already cancelled their SSC examinations. This decision by the Maharashtra government comes ten days after CBSE cancelled their board exams. The criteria on which the students will be marked and the dates of the results will be announced soon, said the education minister.
Reportedly, a total of eighteen lakh students were supposed to give the SSC examinations for class 10th in Maharashtra, this year. The decision comes as a relief to many students and parents who were struggling due to the second wave of COVID-19.
Due to lack of proper pedagogy methods at this point of time, it would have been difficult for the students to perform in an offline examination while risking the danger of getting infected. The online methods aren't also convenient and would have been a burden for many students who lack proper technology and internet to give the examinations.
Regarding the class 12th examinations, the Maharashtra govt. had already postponed it to last week of May on Sunday.
Due to the rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra govt. had earlier announced a lockdown. The state is trying to curb the outbreak and reduce the transmission of the virus.