Hyderabad: The High Court in Telangana, has directed the state government not to conduct SSC board examinations beginning June 8th, in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts, untill further orders. While for the remaining districts, the state can take appropriate decision and conduct examination by duly following standard procedures.
It is pertinent to mention that, a high number of COVID cases are being reported from Hyderabad followed by Ranga Reddy district. Many localities have now been placed under containment zones in GHMC jurisdiction. The state government has appraised the High Court on the number of active COVID cases.
Earlier in the day, the education board made an announcement for students who cannot appear for the SSC final examination to be held between 8th June and 5 July,2020.
In an official communication, released on June 6, the board said, “ It is to inform those students who are not able to appear for the SSC examination scheduled from 08- June to 05- July due to COVID-19 situation will be allowed to appear for the advanced supplementary examination which will be held at later date. This is depending on the prevailing situation”.
The order further said, “ Such students will be considered and treated as regular candidates as a special case for this academic year only”. The State Education board to appraise the High court of the decision taken.