Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla, on Monday, declared that the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) exams for classes 8th, 10th and 12th have been postponed. Earlier, the board examinations of classes 8th, 10th, and 12th classes were scheduled from April 1 onwards.
The cabinet minister informed earlier the examinations till March 31 were postponed by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) but some of the practical exams of class 8th and theoretical exams of 10+2 were scheduled from April 1. Meanwhile, he added that the examinations have been postponed due to the lockdown enforced in the state in view of coronavirus disease.
The Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said that apart from class 8th and 10+2, some theoretical examinations of 10th which were scheduled from April 03 onwards have also been postponed with immediate effect. The cabinet minister said that the amended date sheet for these examinations will be issued immediately after the situation gets normalized.
Singla added that the education department has also put the recruitment process of ETT teachers on hold until April 15, 2020. He also said that the posts of Hindi, Punjabi, mathematics, social studies, English and science subject teachers under the border cadre category were to be filled under this process to provide quality education to the children of border areas.