Source: NDTV Education
The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday said the Classes 10 and 12 examinations will be held as per schedule given a demand by the Opposition parties to cancel or postpone them because of the Covid-19 spread. The degree and engineering examinations too would be conducted, the government said.
At a high-level review meeting on the prevailing COVID situation, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked the authorities to hold the examinations by following all protocols. Ensure that the students do not suffer any loss and conduct the examinations. Follow all Covid protocols while conducting the exams, a press release quoted the Chief Minister as saying. He asked the officials not to be lax in this.
As the pandemic was again peaking all Opposition parties - TDP, BJP, Jana Sena, and Congress - have been demanding the government to either cancel or postpone the year-end examinations, particularly for Classes 10 and intermediate.
Meanwhile, the release said Mr. Jagan had a telephonic conversation with Bharat Biotech Managing Director Krishna Yella and Hetero Drugs Managing Director B Parthasarathy Reddy asking them for adequate doses of the COVID vaccine and Remdesivir injections.
This has been decided by the Chief Minister that he will be providing free vaccination to an estimate of 2.04 Crore people in the 18-45 age group in the state. He directed the Health Department officials to immediately place orders for the vaccine to meet the demand.