Agartala: Considering the prevailing COVID-19 situation and suggestions made by the health experts and concern expressed by parents, the Tripura government on Saturday cancelled the board examination.
Speaking with reporters, education minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) and education department jointly has decided to cancel the board examination considering the safety of the students.
The TBSE board examination 2021, scheduled on May 18, was postponed after the state reported a surge in novel coronavirus cases. The state government had also sought the opinion of the parents on conducting the examination.
A total of 73,818 students were enrolled for the secondary and higher secondary examination. This includes 46,613 students from Class X and 27,205 from Class 12.
“The students will be promoted to higher classes. We will form an expert panel after the June 21 meeting of the high-level committee to prepare the evaluation system,” Nath added.
He also said that the results of the board examination will be declared on July 31, adding, “Students who are not happy with the given marks will be allowed to appear for examination when the situation is conducive,” Nath added.