Telangana govt to promote Class 10 students without exams

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K Chandrashekar Rao

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, the Telangana government has decided to promote all the SSC students to the next class without conducting any examinations.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao chaired a high-level meeting today to decide on the SSC exams. KCR reviewed the situation before arriving at this decision.

State Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Special Chief Secretary (Education) Chitra Ramachandran, CMO Principal Secretary S. Narsing Rao, Board of Secondary Education Director Satynarayan Reddy, CMO Special Secretary Rajsekhar, OSD Deshapathy Srinivas, Secretary Bhoopal Reddy, and others participated in the high-level meeting.

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As per the announcement, promotion of students will be done based on the marks scored in the internals and their previous grades too will be taken into consideration.

The Telangana Secondary board of examination (TSBIE) has already conducted three exams in two subjects out of the eleven exams in six subjects.

The Telangana High Court had earlier directed the government to postpone the SSC exams this academic year because of the extended coronavirus lockdown across the country.

In view of the risks involved in conducting exams, the state has finally decided not to conduct the SSC exams but instead promote students based on their grades in the previous exams.

As per the earlier schedule, the Telangana SSC exam was scheduled to be held from June 8, 2020 to July 5, 2020. There are about 5.35 lakh SSC students in the state.

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