Maharashtra SSC Class 10th board exams cancelled due to spike in COVID-19 cases

Given the worsening situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra government has now decided to cancel the state board exams for class 10.

Maharashtra government today decided to cancel Maharashtra board SSC class 10 board exams amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases. The decision has been taken in view of the worsening coronavirus situation across the country.

Varsha Gaikwad, minister (school education), announced the same through her official Twitter handle.

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“Given the worsening situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra government has now decided to cancel the state board exams for class 10th. The health & safety of our students and teachers is our topmost priority,” read the tweet.

The state has already reduced the syllabus by 25 per cent so that it will not be a burden for students. Class 10 were scheduled to be conducted from April 29 to May 31.

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) class X ICSE board exams have been cancelled because of the worsening situation of the Covid-19 pandemic”.

The board had earlier given students the option of sitting for the exam at a later date. Those who didn’t choose to appear for the exam would have been evaluated on a “fair and unbiased” criterion, the board had said Friday. This decision now stands withdrawn.

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