Amid the new Covid-19 surge that has swept the country, Andhra Pradesh has taken some immediate measures to control the spread of this new mutant of the deadly virus in the state. The higher-level authorities of the state have decided on night curfews and postponement of exams from classes 1 to 9.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy arranged up a meeting on Monday where all the issues, concerning mainly the rise of Covid cases in schools, were discussed. Talking about implementing night curfew and reducing operating hours of shops, bars, restaurants, and other commercial establishments also ensued. The state also plans to impose restrictions on devotees entering the temple amid the rise in Covid-19 cases.
Decisions on School Exams
State Education Minister A Suresh said that the academic session of classes 1 to 9 has ended without any final examination. But the state has decided to continue with the scheduled exams of Class 10 and the SSC exams. This contrasts with the center who has decided to cancel the class 10 and class 12 board examinations.
As pointed out by A Suresh, this decision was taken because of the poor recruitment results in the army last year. He stated that as the students were all promoted without an examination last year, they failed to perform the army recruitment test. This is being done in the interest of the students, he subsequently added.
The SSC exam is scheduled to be held from June 7 to 14, while the results are scheduled for July 5, 2021. The first-year exams will be conducted from May 5 to 22, and the second-year examinations will be held from May 6 to 23. These are the dates set by the Board of Intermediate Education and will only change if the situation that has already been shaking up the country’s education system gets worse.