Raj Thackeray: Class 10 and 12 students should be promoted without exams

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena supremo has urged for the cancellation of exams in view of the pandemic and the growing number of COVID-19 cases.

Raj Thackeray: Class 10 and 12 students should be promoted without exams
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In a somewhat bizarre statement, on Tuesday, April 6, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray while addressing a press conference from his residence stated that the board examinations for class 10 and class 12 students should be cancelled further adding that they should be promoted without examinations.

The MNS leader asserted, “We have no clue about the mental trauma these kids are facing during this pandemic. Just like other students, class 10 and 12 students should also be promoted,”

In the past, Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had informed the citizens that the board examinations will be held offline. However, with the state government initiating new stringent restrictions under the BreakTheChain campaign, there is a growing demand amongst students and parents for online examinations.

According to reports, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) had earlier informed that the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam will be conducted between April 23 and May 21, while the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam will be held between April 29 and May 20.

Meanwhile, as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs) released earlier on the conduct of board exams, teachers and non-teaching staff have to be vaccinated before the conduct of board exams in the state. Similarly, staff members who will be on exam duty have to get negative RT-PCR report 48 hours before exams.

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