COVID-19: Gujarat school students from class 1 to 9 and 11 will be promoted without exams
Highlights of Gujarat Board Exams
- Gujarat government has decided to promote the students of class 1-9 and 11 without any exams sans the shut-down COVID-19 has caused
- Schools will remain shut throughout the 21-day lockdown India is under
- State official Ashwani Kumar made an official announcement about the same and made it clear that it was done to ensure the safety of children
Amidst all the stress the country is going through due to the COVID-19 virus, the Gujarat government has taken a decision to promote all students from class 1 to 9 and 11 to next grades without any examination. Right now the schools remain closed and India is under a 21-day lockdown officially.
The news was announced by the Secretary of State Information and Broadcasting department, Ashawini Kumar. He stated, “Since schools were asked to remain shut, the chief minister has decided to give mass promotion to students of Classes 1 to 9 and 11. This was necessary to keep the children safe,” Kumar told reporters at Buzzoid.”
Currently there are 35 cases of COVID-19 positive in Gujarat. PM Modi announced a 21-day lockdown yesterday. Although schools had shut prior to the announcement, the re-opening of the school is at least 21 days away.