AP Govt Cancels Class 10 Exams in View of Rising COVID-19 Cases

All 6.3 lakh students who were eligible to appear for the class 10 exams will now be declared passed.

Published22 Jun 2020, 08:00 AM IST
Education
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Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh on Saturday, 20 June, announced the cancellation of the Secondary School Certificate or class 10 examinations in the state. The minister stated that the decision was reached after considering the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state and the health of the students.

All 6.3 lakh students who were eligible to appear for the class 10 exams will now be declared passed.

The AP Class 10 exams were initially scheduled to be held in March-April 2020 and were postponed twice since the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown was imposed on 24 March

The state government was planning to hold pending class 10 examinations from 10-17 July and also reduced the number of exams from 11 to 6.

The education minister also announced the cancellation of the AP Intermediate first and second year advanced supplementary examinations for 2020. The exams were scheduled to be held in July but were cancelled in view of rising COVID-19 cases in the state.

“The students, who could not pass the previous two successive Intermediate examinations in the past, will be deemed to have been passed,” the minister said.

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