All board eaminations scheduled from March 3, 2020 to April 13, 2020 has been postponed by PSEB (Punjab School Education Board). The order was passed after the Punjab Government’s order yesterday. It was done due to the coronavirus scare. Also, staff of all the schools in the state have been relieved till March 31 due to coronavirus emergency.
In the official notification, PSEB declared that all the practical board exams for Class 8 as well as the written exams for Classes 5, 10 and 12 have been postponed till March 31. The board would announce the new dates on the official website- pseb.ac.in
In the official notification issued by Amit Khare IAS , it is clearly mentioned that awareness need to created among the student community. Preventive mechanisms such as frequent hand wash, respiratory etiquettes would help in reducing transmission of the disease. Speaking on the controlling of COVID-19 in the state, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has promised of personally analysing the situation.
CBSE has postponed the exams which were scheduled between March 19, 2020 to March 31, 2020. CISCE also has postponed ICSE and ISC examinations. Board exams are postponed in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. JEE Main April session exams are also postponed.
On March 11, 2020 World Health Organisation declared Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic and reiterated the call for countries to take immediate steps and work out responses to stop transmission and save people’s lives.
As of March 20, 2020 9:00 AM, it has been reported that a total of 195 coronavirus cases (32 foreign nationals and 163 Indians) have been found in 20 states/union territories. These include 19 who have been cured, 1 who has migrated and 4 reported deaths.
Punjab School Education Board was established via an Act in November 1969 for the development and promotion of school education in the state of Punjab. Autonomy was granted in 1987, when the Vidhan Sabha amended the Board’s Act to. The scope of Board’s functions is vast and covers almost every area of school education.