Andhra Pradesh Decides To Promote Students From Class 6 to 9 Without Exams

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The Andhra Pradesh government declared on Thursday that final exams for students from class 6 to 9 are to be cancelled, and all students will be promoted to the next grade, without any exam. 

A memo from School Education Commissioner Vadrevu China Veerabhadrudu on Thursday, circulated to all regional and district officials of the education department, saying that as the state is under lockdown till April 14, all summative assessment II exams, or the final exams for students of class 6 to 9 are to be cancelled, and the students are to be declared ‘all pass’.

Andhra CM Jagan also indicated that dry ration to be provided at the house of each student, in lieu of mid-day meal, as the schools have been closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

All students of classes 6 to 9 will be granted promotion to the next class without writing their final exams. Exams for classes 1 to 5 have already been conducted. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SSC (Secondary School Certificate) exams for Class 10, which were scheduled for March 31, have been postponed. 

Many other state governments have followed suit. The governments of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have also declared that students in classes 1 to 9 would be promoted to the next class without conducting final exams. 

Reports on COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh 

Andhra has recorded 11 COVID-19 positive cases. Out of the 11, one in Nellore has already recovered and discharged from hospital. The others are currently undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the state.

Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada have 3 positive cases each while Nellore, Ongole, Guntur, Chittoor, Rajamahendravaram reported 1 each. A total of three hundred and sixty blood samples of suspected coronavirus cases were sent for examination, three hundred and seventeen turned negative. Blood samples of the remaining 32 cases are being examined in the virology labs in Tirupati, Kakinada, Anantapuramu and Vijayawada.

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