Shillong: Meghalaya education minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Wednesday announced that the Class 12 board exams for the remaining four subjects now stand cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rymbui made the announcement after a review meeting was held on Wednesday with regards to the board exams in the state.

Exams for the four subjects — computer science, vocational studies, western music and statistics — were earlier scheduled to be held on May 7, 10, 11 and 12, respectively, but couldn’t be conducted due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Class 10 board exams were, however, conducted from April 19 to May 3 this year.

According to Rymbui, there are a total of 92 candidates of Class 12 board exams who missed out on some subjects and 15 who couldn’t take all the subjects. The exams for these students will be conducted, he said.

Similarly, there are 74 candidates of Class 10 who couldn’t appear in some of the subjects and 34 who missed all the exams. The exams for these students are likely to be conducted in the middle of July, the minister said.

The modalities for holding the exams will be worked out soon and the board will make the annoucement accordingly, said Rymbui.

The education department has also decided to declare the results of Class 12 board exams by any means before July 31.

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The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE), which conducts the Class 12 exams, will do the evaluation of students based on certain parameters, he added.

“The board will come up with some internal exam or do the evaluation based on practical exams or even computing the papers which they have already taken. The board will make the patter in the best interest of students,” Rymbui added.

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