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Coronavirus pandemic: IB Schools to promote Class 10 & 12 students; cancels exams

March 27, 2020

The International Baccalaureate Board has decided to promote students of Classes 10 and 12 amid the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic. With exams being cancelled, the IB Board was compelled to take this decision. Earlier, private schools decided to promote all students up to class 7. 

Jaipur-based Jayshree Periwal International School’s Principal Jayshree Periwal said since the crisis is global the board has decided to promote the students to the higher class. The students will be evaluated on the basis of their International Assessment marks. Periwal added that this is necessary or the students would be in trouble.

Meanwhile, Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan’s chairman Dharampal Jaroli said that the Board is planning to conduct the remaining exams after lockdown is over. He added only two subjects for Class 10 and a few subjects for Class 12 are left and the Board needs a week’s time to conduct the examinations and will deliver the results within a month. 

Also read:  HRD Ministry orders CBSE, CICSE to postpone exams due to coronavirus outbreak

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has also postponed the exams for class 10 and 12. The revised dates for conduct of the remaining papers will be notified in due course of time. “In view of Covid-19 spreading across the country, and with much uncertainty and speculation in the air, the Council, in the interest of the health and well-being of the students and the teaching community, has decided to postpone all ICSE and ISC 2020 exam scheduled to be conducted between the period March 19 to March 31, 2020,” as per a notification by the board.

Source: The Times of India

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