As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across India, Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBSE) has suspended the ongoing class 12 board examinations in the state, postponing examinations for an indefinite period.
The precautionary measure is taken in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said on Monday.
The Meghalaya government has asked the state board to postpone remaining exams until further notification, the official said.
The board’s controller of examination TR Laloo said, the decision was taken in view of safety and security of students.
Laloo also said, the examinations were scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, adding that spot evaluations have also been postponed.
The Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) exams started on March 2, the official said.