Hyderabad: After Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) and several school boards across the country promoted its students without final examinations, St.Ann’s High School (ISC) in Secunderabad, on 30 March, announced that it will promote students from Classes I to VII on the basis of their academic performance during the year.

The school will remain closed due to the ongoing lockdown declared by the government. Also, the school authorities have cancelled the annual examination for the year 2019-2020 for Classes I to VII. Official notification was sent to all the parents on Monday regarding the same. It reads, “The school will remain closed due to the ongoing lockdown declared by the government. Annual examination for the year 2019-2020 is cancelled for Classes I to VII. The remaining exams for Class VIII is also cancelled. Students will be promoted on the basis of their academic performance during the year. Further notification will be sent based on the directive of the Council and the state government.”

On 19 March, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) had announced it was postponing the ICSE and ISC examinations scheduled to be conducted from 19 to 31 March in view of the Corona virus outbreak in the country. The ICSE board has taken this decision in the interest of the health and well-being of the students and the teaching community. The ICSE 2020 examination was scheduled to end on 30 March and the ISC on 31 March. The revised dates for the remaining papers will be notified in due course of time by the board.
Several education boards have promoted their students and postponed their examinations in view of the complete lockdown in the country. All schools have decided to wait until further orders.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had, on 24 March, announced a nationwide 21-day lockdown as a preventive measure to fight the Corona virus pandemic.

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