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Uttarakhand Class 9, 11 final exams likely to be scrapped

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With schools still closed in Uttarakhand for all except students of classes 10 and 12, the state government is considering cancelling the Class 9, 11 final examinations. The decision, if taken, would be for all government schools in the state. R Meenaksi Sundaram, Secretary for School Education, Uttarakhand said that the government was reviewing the progress of online classes.

While schools in U’khand had reopened for Classes 10 and 12 from November 2, the government had decided against reopening of schools for the remaining classes. Online classes were to be continued for the remaining year. This, however, has posed many concerns.

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As for private schools, the decision on whether or not to conduct final exams was left with the school authorities. The schools would have to assess the extent of success of the online classes and take a decision accordingly.

Schools in Uttarakhand had reopened in November 2. Soon after reopening, however, as many as 85 teachers tested COVID19 positive within the first week. Following the same, the government had shut down the schools affected in the region. The schools are open only for student of classes 10 and 12. Attendance continues to be voluntary.

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