KOLKATA: In light of the COVID-19 issue, the West Bengal government declared on Monday that board examinations for students throughout Classes 10 (Madhyamik) and 12 (Uchha Madhyamik) have been cancelled in the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the cancellation of the state board examination this year.
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The Class 12 board exams will be held in the final week of July, while the Madhyamik or Class 10 board exams will be held in the second week of August, according to CM Banerjee.
The majority of state boards including both the CISCE and CBSE have decided to assess students based on internal marks instead of the Class 12 exams.
Mamta Banerjee stated that the decision to cancel the WB board exams was made following discussions with stakeholders. The state government asked for public feedback on the topic via email on Sunday.
She added, that the government has received 34 thousand emails with 79 percent suggesting that Madhyamik examinations be cancelled and 83 percent opposing HS exams.
On Sunday, Bengal's coronavirus caseload increased to 14,26,132 after 7,002 additional persons tested positive for the virus, bringing the state's Covid-19 death toll to 16,259.
The state now has 35,454 active Covid-19 cases.
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