Maharashtra Board cancels HSC exams in wake of pandemic threat in Mumbai & other districts

Maharashtra Board cancels HSC exams in wake of pandemic threat in Mumbai & other districts

Maharashtra Education Minister said that the state board exams have been cancelled in the favour of students' physical & mental wellbeing.

After several state boards announced the cancellation of Class 12 council exams, the Maharashtra Government too followed suit. The Education Minister on Thursday, announced the annulment of the state board HSC (Class 12) exams in wake of the persistent threat of the second wave of coronavirus. The Minister stated that this decision has been instituted in the favour of the students' physical and mental wellbeing amid the raging pandemic.

State Board exams cancelled amid pandemic uncertainties

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A meeting chaired by the Maharashtra Chief Minister with all ministers unanimously leaned towards the cancellation of state board examinations for the batch of 2021. It was agreed upon that the present-day COVID situation is not feasible to conduct state-wide exams in Maharashtra. As per reports, the disaster management authority was further included in the loop and a proposal was sent to them, regarding the HSC board exams.

Earlier, the Class 12 Maharashtra Board exams were slated to commence on April 23. However, with the scaling threat of the pandemic, the state first postponed the Secondary School Certificate assessments and now, have issued the cancellation order. So far, there is no word regarding the passing criteria.

This development comes nearly after 2 months of the state's decision to cancel the SSC Class 10 board examination on April 20 on the same grounds. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education has said that students will be promoted to the next grade on the basis of internal marks.

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