Several media reports state that the government of Maharashtra will be promoting the students of classes 1 to 8 without conducting the final exams. The decision to promote students of classes 1 to 8 under the Maharashtra State Board has been taken considering the exponential and sudden rise in the COVID-19 cases in the state and across the country.
With several students in schools testing positive for COVID-19, the decision comes as a relief to the worried parents. The Education Minister of Maharashtra, Varsha Gaikwad said that they will soon take a decision on the conduct of exams for the students of classes 9 to 11.
Education Minister Gaikwad went on her official social media handle to state, “In view of the ongoing situation due to COVID-19, all state board students across Maharashtra state from Class 1 to Class 8 will be promoted to the next class without any examinations. A decision regarding students of Classes 9 and 11 will soon be taken.”
Earlier, amidst rising COVID-19 cases in the country, the government of Tamil Nadu has decided to promote the students of classes 9 to 11 without conducting the exam. With the spike in COVID-19 cases, many of the schools across different states, which had reopened for regular classes, are shutting down once again considering the safety of the students and the staff in mind.