Assam board exams 2021 for Class 10, 12 to be conducted: Minister Ranoj Pegu
GUWAHATI [Maha Media]: Assam board exams 2021: The Assam government on Tuesday decided to go ahead with holding the board exams for Class 10 and 12 despite an online campaign demanding their cancellation. The decision was taken at a meeting of stakeholders and education department officials in Guwahati. Details of how and when the exams will be held are expected within the next 10 days.
“We arrived at a consensus that exams should be held, which was what the education department has been suggesting. The number of Covid19 cases is going down steadily in the state and in the coming days we should be able to formulate SOPs on exams,” education minister Ranoj Pegu said. “It is decided that instead of holding exams in a routine manner, they would be held in a concise manner with few subjects and less marks than usual by following Covid19 protocol. Detailed decisions are likely to be taken within the next 7-10 days,” he added.
Following the Centre’s decision not to hold Class 10 and Class 12 exams for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools, there had been a demand from a section of students in Assam to cancel the board exams conducted by Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC).