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Covid-19: Classes 5, 8 board exams cancelled in Haryana for one year

By Jasleen Kaur -- February 21, 2022 3:46 pm -- Updated:February 21, 2022 5:28 pm

Chandigarh, February 21: The Central Board of School Education (CBSE) and the Haryana School Education Board (HSEB) will not conduct the board examinations of Classes 5 and 8 for one year amid Covid-19 outbreak.

The decision has been taken by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. He said amid Covid-19 outbreak, students had suffered the most, therefore the board exams of classes 5 and 8 stood cancelled for one year in the state.

Earlier, Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar had reopened schools for Classes I to 9 in the state from February 10. He had stated that it was up to the parents whether they wanted to send their children to schools as online classes would also continue.  Schools for Classes 10 to 12 were reopened on February 1.

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Online teaching, however, continues even amid the reopening of schools. All Covid-related norms are being strictly followed in schools as earlier.

As per reports, more than 75 per cent of the students falling in the 15-18 age group had received the first dose of Covid vaccine in Haryana.

The Haryana Government had declared winter holidays in all educational institutions from January 3 to 12 and later physical classes were suspended in view of a surge in the Covid cases. The schools were reopened amid demand from some private schools and parents in rural areas to reopen the schools.

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-PTC News


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