Maharashtra expects a decision on exams for students of grades 9 and 11 soon.
Amid intensified effects of the second wave of COVID pandemic, the Maharashtra Government has announced that all pupils of grades 1 to 8 shall be promoted to the consecutive standard without undertaking final examinations. This decision was declared by the School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Saturday in order to ensure the safety and security of the vulnerable group of young kids.
Decision on exams for grades 9 & 11 expected soon
The School Education Minister was quoted saying, "In view of the ongoing situation due to Covid-19, all state board students across Maharashtra state from Class 1st to Class 8th will be promoted to the next class without any examinations." Apart from this, it is anticipated that the authorities will soon announce a decision for the annual examinations of students in standards 9 and 11. While the exams were cancelled for last year, the pandemic has lead to a similar situation this year too.
Surging COVID count and fatalities in Mumbai
With a massive spike of 9,879 COVID cases recorded on Monday, Mumbai's daily infection tally has breached all records. While the city's cumulative count of COVID-affected individuals spiralled up to 4,62,560, 21 fatalities were registered on Saturday, the highest in recent times.
As per sources, the recovery rate for Maharashtra dropped to 84.6% with a spike in the case fatality rate, taking it up to 1.9%. Being one of the worst-hit regions in the country, Maharashtra has witnessed nearly 23,774 infected individuals amid every 1 million of the population across the state. Given these statistics, the citizens have to be more responsible in making sure that the ongoing spread is curtailed as soon as possible.