Source: NDTV Education
The Telangana government has decided to promote 53,79,388 students studying in Classes 1 to 9 to the next class without examination because of the Covid-19 pandemic, state Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy said. Amid the rapid rise of coronavirus cases in the state, the government has announced summer vacation in schools from April 27 to May 31. A decision on reopening schools and junior colleges will be taken on June 1, the minister said.
The Telangana government had earlier decided to promote 5,21,392 Class 10 (SSC) students without exams and postpone Intermediate or Class 12 final exams. Class 10 students will be evaluated based on an objective criterion, which will be developed by the Telangana SSC board.
A decision for Class 12 students will be taken in the first week of June, after reviewing the COVID situation, the Telangana government had previously said.
For students of Class 10, details of the objective criteria will be announced later and students who remain unsatisfied with their results will be allowed to appear in offline exams later.
Intermediate first-year students will be promoted without exams and they will be allowed to take exams later when the situation gets better, the Telangana government had earlier said.
On April 26, the Covid-19 tally in Telangana breached the four lakh mark with 6,551 fresh infections, and the toll crossed 2,000 with 43 more casualties.