Maharashtra Faculty Training Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Thursday introduced that the written exams of the state board’s Class XII might be held from April 23 to Could 29, and of Class X from April 29 to Could 31.
The exams are often held in February and March yearly. Nonetheless, these had been rescheduled this 12 months as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
“We try to declare the outcomes of courses XII and X by July-end and August-end, respectively,” Gaikwad informed media individuals. The sensible exams for Class XII might be held between April 1 and 22, and for Class X between April 9 and 28, she added.
Whereas the state schooling division didn’t launch any stand working process for conducting the exams, it stated that every one Covid-19 precautions, like carrying masks and sustaining bodily distancing, should be adopted.
Barring Mumbai and Thane, colleges in different components of the state have reopened for college students of courses IX to XII on November 23, 2020. Final week, the division had introduced that courses V to VIII can start offline courses from January 27.
Nonetheless, the BMC, in a round issued final Friday, had stated colleges in Mumbai will stay closed till additional orders and solely board exams may be performed.
As colleges in Mumbai stay closed for bodily courses, academics have expressed concern about Class X college students who’re set to look for his or her board exams. Whereas most faculties have performed unit exams and semester exams on-line this 12 months, colleges had been awaiting pointers on the conduct of board prelims.
The federal government on Thursday stated that conducting prelims in lecture rooms might be determined by the native authorities and particular person colleges.
“The state has already diminished the syllabus by 25 per cent, which is not going to burden the scholars,” stated Gaikwad.
On reopening colleges in Mumbai, she stated, “We’re diligently following the matter with the municipal commissioner. We hope the faculties will reopen for bodily courses quickly.”
“Solely examinations which might be prescribed by the board might be permitted in Mumbai colleges. If the board declares that colleges can conduct prelims and lays down pointers for a similar, we’ll enable them with crucial precautions,” stated an official from BMC’s schooling division.
In accordance with division information, over 21,000 colleges have reopened since November 23, 2020, throughout the state.