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School Education Minister Gaikwad to hold a meeting today to decide the course of board exams

With the state government initiating new stringent restrictions, there is a growing demand amongst students and parents for online examinations.

School Education Minister Gaikwad to hold a meeting today to decide the course of board exams
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In recent developments, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has convened a meeting on Tuesday, April 6, in order to conduct discussions with regards to the board examinations for students of standard 10th and 12th amidst the rise in cases of coronavirus.

In the past, 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. Therefore, it can be assumed that the meeting that is supposed to be held today will have the future course of these examinations discussed.

On Monday, April 5, the decision to conduct the board examinations offline was opposed by the students who staged a protest recently at Mumbai's Shivaji Park demanding for the same to be changed. Schools and colleges, all-year-round have been conducting classes online, then why should the exams be held offline, asked the students. Protesting against the same, many stated that this could be dangerous due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

Moreover, several students from Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai areas came together and raised their voice against the said examinations and asked for them to be conducted online. Meanwhile, in view of the pandemic, police security was increased in the Shivaji Park area keeping the increased participation in mind.

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