Maharashtra could be promoting the state board students of Class 11 and Class 9 without any final examinations. As per reports, the final decision regarding this could be made in a few days.
Earlier state Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad made the announcement of promoting students of class 1 to Class 8 without any exams. Now with the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the state, the state education department is exploring the decision to give automatic promotion to class 9 and class 11 students too.
The Maharashtra Secondary Education Board had earlier announced dates for Class 10 and Class 12 board exams. The written examinations of HSC (Class 12) and SSC (Class 10) conducted by the Maharashtra education board will be held between April 23 and May 21. Earlier, Maharashtra school education minister Varsha Gaikwad announced that the Board will conduct practical examinations of HSC and SSC in April and May.
No online Board Exams
Media reports have also confirmed that officials from the education department who were part of the high-level meeting held by the minister, have said that the holding of upcoming Maharashtra SSC and HSC Exams 2021 in online format has been ruled out.
The media report has quoted an official as saying that “even if board exams were held online, students would be required to visit school and attempt SSC / HSC exams from the school computer, just as it is done for competitive exams.” Furthermore, the official said that even if the Education Department was able to arrange computers for all the students, internet connectivity will always be a problem in rural areas.