Shillong: Class 12 Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) exams will go ahead as planned. The state government took this decision after a review meeting chaired by the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.
The review meeting was held following the rise of COVID-19 cases in the state.
Briefing the media on Wednesday, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong informed, “The final exam of MBOSE for Class 12 would be from April 16. The government has decided that exams will go on as planned by Education Department.”
He added that the Meghalaya Class 12 students would have to appear for the exams. He urged students and parents not to feel disheartened or fear since the government would take preventive measures to avoid the virus’ spread.
Tynsong informed that they issued strict instructions to the education department to ensure that exam centres follow COVID-19 protocols.
Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases with more than 100 new cases recorded today, the state government reactivated the Community COVID-19 Management Committees (CCMCs), and Behavioural Change Management Committees (BCMCs) formed last year.
The state government would increase the number of vaccination centres to speed up the vaccination drive. The state currently has 250 centres.
When asked if the public had to pay for the shot, Tynsong said that it was free of cost from the Government and it is wrong of the hospitals to charge for the same.
According to reports, the public had to pay Rs 250 for the vaccination, but, Tynsong refuted such claims. For now, there would be no lockdowns but an increase in restrictions, Tynsong added.