The Andhra Pradesh State Government has decided to promote the students from Class 6th to 9th to higher classes without conducting any examinations.
Mumbai: Considering the outbreak of Chinese Coronavirus and the resulting lockdown in the entire country, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to promote students of class 6th to 9th to higher standards. The state government decided to cancel the examinations for the students from Class 6 to 9.
This decision to promote the students to higher classes was taken in a meeting which was held in presence of the Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and concerned authorities of the Education department of the state. A proposal regarding the same was put forth by the State’s Education Minister Mr. Adimulapu Suresh.
In the meeting held, the Chief Minister was briefed on the steps taken by other states to tackle the spread of coronavirus and the safety measures taken. Other states such as Gujarat, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, etc. have announced that all students of class 6th to 9th will be promoted without any examination.
The CM suggested implementing similar measures in the state too as a step to curb the spread of COVID-19 considering the safety of students and staff. Following which orders were issued regarding the same.
The Andhra Pradesh government also discussed the concerns raised towards the food security for the students as the schools and Mid-day meal schemes are closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The Chief Minister on this subject has ordered the officials to continue with the Mid-day meal services irrespective of the lockdown that is being held.
Since the schools are shut until April 14, 2020, the Chief Minister has informed the officials to deliver the dry ration to the doorsteps of the students. With this, he has also asked the officials to ensure that the food delivered to the students is at par in terms of quality.
As on March 27, 2020, the number of positive cases in Andhra Pradesh has reached 12. The coronavirus cases in the country had crossed the mark of 700 as of writing.