Amid case surge, Chhattisgarh schools shut, students get promoted
RAIPUR [Maha Media]: Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh, the Bhupesh Baghel government on Sunday said students of all classes will be promoted without examinations, expect those from Class X and XII. An order to this effect, which will be applicable to state-run, Central as well as private schools, was issued late evening by the state education department, said a public relations department official.
"All schools will be shut till further orders and all students, except for class 10th and 12th will be given a general promotion to the next class without holding examinations," the order said.
"The board exams of class 10th and 12th will be held offline as per the schedule declared earlier by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) while complying with all coronavirus preventive guidelines issued by the Centre and state government from time to time," the order added. Schools, colleges and universities, which were shut since the coronavirus-induced lockdown imposed in the country last year, were reopened from February 15, though only students of Classes IX to XII had to attend.