The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday decided to cancel the annual examinations for classes 6 to 9 and promote all students to the next class due to the lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Since the state has been under a lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus till April 14, it is not feasible to conduct annual examinations for students of classes 6 to 9. Therefore, it has been decided to cancel the summative assessment II for these classes and declare the students as ”all pass”,” the Commissioner of School Education Vadrevu China Veerabhadrudu said in a memo to Regional Joint Directors and District Educational Officers.
The order was issued following a directive from Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at a review meeting on Thursday.
The Chief Minister also directed that dry ration be supplied at the house of each student, in lieu of mid-day meal, as the schools have been closed due to the coronavirus lockdown. He asked the authorities to ensure quality of ration supplied to the wards, a CMO release said.
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