Punjab govt has cancelled Class 12 examinations in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, said the state Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Saturday. The decision has been taken after taking a nod from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
In an official statement, the Cabinet Minister said that Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) would declare the results as per the pattern of the CBSE. “It was also the need of hour to make a decision on examinations as students and parents as well were worried about their admissions in the higher study courses,” said Singla.
While giving out more details, the State Education Minister said that as many as 3,08,000 students had been enrolled in Class 12 in government, aided and private schools under the PSEB in the 2020-21 academic session. “It was not possible for the education board to conduct the examinations due to the challenges posed by the coronavirus. As per the adopted formula, the PSEB will prepare the result according to a 30:30:40 formula based on the student’s performance in classes 10, 11 and 12, respectively,” he added.
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