The much-delayed Assam Higher Secondary Education Council class 12 final examinations will take place in July-August, a letter from the state board said on Wednesday. The exams were scheduled to commence on May 12 but were indefinitely postponed due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AHSEC Controller of Examinations Pankaj Borthakur wrote a letter to all the in-charges of examination centres across the state and asked them to scout for more venues to maintain COVID-19 protocols while holding the tests.
“It is for your kind information that Assam Higher Secondary Education Council is going to conduct Higher Secondary Final Examinations, 21 in the month of July/August, 2021,” he said in the letter. He further asked the in-charges of the examination centres that have more than 400 candidates, to take any nearby government or provincialized academic institutions as venues to maintain COVID-19 protocols.
Education Minister Ranoj Pegu had on Tuesday held a detailed discussion with several student organisations on holding class 10 and 12 examinations in the backdrop of the cancellation of the examinations by central boards like CBSE in view of the pandemic. After the meeting, Pegu said that the class 10 and 12 examinations under the state boards will take place and the Education Department will soon bring out an SOP in consultation with the Health Department for holding the tests in coming months.
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