Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to promote Class-X students to the next academic class appearing for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Board exams. The decision has been taken in view of the increasing Covid-19 cases in the state.
Concurrently, the Intermediate supplementary examination stands cancelled. The first and second year students will be promoted, the government said.
"Class-X students will be promoted to the next higher class based on the grades received in the internal assessment conducted by schools,Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh on Saturday announced.
It may be recalled that, the AP government had earlier announced to hold Class-X exams between 10 and 17 of July.Around 6.3 lakh students were scheduled to appear for the boards. However, keeping in view of the increasing cases the exams now stands cancelled.
"We have considered the opinions of the students, parents, teachers and few others officials of various departments before taking this decision. The government is of the opined that to conducting SSC exams, staff and logistics are needed. But many government employees are engaged in COVID relief activities. Also the Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has suggested not to conduct examinations but promote students".
While promoting students to the next class, 20 to 30 percent of marks given for internal assessment by schools, will be considered before grading them.
More details awaited