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COVID impact: No board exams, class 10 students in Gujarat to be mass promoted


The Gujarat government has announced that regular Class 10 students of Gujarat Board will be mass promoted due to the COVID situation

The decision was taken at the committee meeting chaired by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. The decision is aimed to ensure that students are not put at risk due to the COVID situation and won’t have to take a risk attending board exams.

Rupani in a statement said since students are not covered under the vaccination programme so far, the decision was taken to ensure that they are not unnecessarily put at risk. As a result, Class 10 board exams have been cancelled and all regular students will be given mass promotion.

Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama was also part of the meeting. He said that the state has 1,276 government, 5,325 grant-in-aid, 4,331 self-financed, and 45 other schools that have 10,977 regular Class 10 students.

Class 10 board exams

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The class 10 and 12 board exams were originally scheduled to be held from May 10 onwards but had been postponed to April 15. At that time the state said that the situation would be reviewed on May 15 and further dates will be announced. It had also said that students will be given at least 15 days of advance notice for the exams.

Earlier the state had announced a mass promotion for students of class 1 to 9 and those in Class 11 given the COVID situation. Chudassama also said that the state had been recording a drop in COVID cases a rise in patients recovering from the disease.

But yet the government has decided to offer mass promotion for class 1o students to ensure that students are not unnecessarily put at risk during COVID times. He also said the repeat students of class 10 will have to appear for their exams but the dates for the same will only be announced once the COVID situation is brought under complete control.

Energy minister Saurabh Patel, home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja were also part of the core committee meeting.


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