Imphal: The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (COHSEM) on Monday said it is yet to decide on the cancellation of Class XI and XII, 2021 exams. 

A fake circular saying that Class 11 and 12 exams had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic raised panic and confusion among the students and parents.

The notification stated that the exams were cancelled under the influence of the government, parents and teachers.

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While clarifying the fake and fabricated document circulated in social media, COHSEM secretary CH Biren Singh stated that the Class 11 and 12 examinations, 2021, have only been postponed for now due to COVID-19. Any decision regarding the cancellation of the examinations or otherwise is yet to be taken, he added.

He further stated such fake and fabricated document wasn’t issued by the Council. The matter was reported to the concerned police authorities for registration of FIR and necessary investigation.

The Council advised all the concerned that any official notification or information by the Council would be uploaded on the official website and circulated via the local daily newspapers.

Any unreliable information through unofficial channels or social media should be treated with caution, it added.

On April 19, concerning the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Manipur Board of Secondary Education announced the postponement of the board examinations for Class 10 and 12.

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