Imphal: Amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 aka novel coronavirus cases in the state, the Manipur government on Monday announced that the Class 10 and 12 board exams have been postponed. The announcement came weeks after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and various other states cancelled or postponed the board exams of the high school and intermediate examinations in view of the second wave of coronavirus.
Issuing an order, commissioner (education-S) T Ranjit Singh said that with the impending threat caused to the general public, parents and guardians by the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the governor of Manipur has postponed the High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLC) and Higher Secondary Examination (HSC), 2021, being conducted by BOSEM and COHSEM, respectively.
The exams were supposed to be held from May 6 to June 5, 2021.
Moreover, to avoid any kind of unwanted consequences likely to occur in the near future and to ensure the safety of all students, the state government has also ordered suspension of the ongoing physical classes (Class 9 to 12) in all government schools and private institutes with immediate effect until further order.
The order further said that online classes for these classes will be resumed at the earliest on priority.
Earlier, after almost a year of closure due to COVID-19 pandemic, the state government had reopened classes for Classes 9 to 12 from January 27 this year.
Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, it further stated that all coaching classes and private tuitions teaching school students located within the state as well as all boarding and hostels in schools and private hostels accommodating students will also be closed with immediate effect and until further order in public interest.