States Close Schools, Promote Students Without Exams Amid COVID Surge

Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, many States and Union Territories (UTs) have decided to close schools again. Some have also announced the promotion of students without exams, excluding those who will appear in their Class 10 and Class 12 board exams 2021.

New Delhi:

Amid a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, several States and Union Territories (UTs) have decided to shut schools again. Some have also announced the promotion of students without exams, excluding those who will appear in their Class 10 and Class 12 board exams this year.

In March last year, all states had cancelled physical classes and shut educational institutions, following the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Towards the end of 2020 and in January and February, 2021, most of them had resumed physical classes at least for some levels.

However, due to a spike in the daily COVID-19 caseload, some states have again stopped physical classes.

Karnataka

The Karnataka government had previously said it is planning to start the next academic year for schools from July 15, and it will be subject to the COVID-19 situation. “We are planning to start the next academic year for schools from July 15. We have to keep in mind the Covid situation as well,” Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said.

Source: NDTV (ndtv.com)