The Government of Gujarat on Wednesday decided to cancel the upcoming state board exams for class 12 students.
This was announced by the Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama after attending a Cabinet meeting in Gandhinagar. ''The state government decided to scrap the exams for class 12 of the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board (GSHSB) after taking into consideration the Centre's decision to scrap the exams for class 12 students of the CBSE given the coronavirus pandemic.''
Notably, the state government had recently announced that the class 12 board exams for students of general and science streams will be conducted from July 1 by adhering to the COVID-19 protocol.
''As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the CBSE exam for class 12 in the larger interest of students, our government has also decided to cancel the state board exam, which was scheduled to start from July 1,'' Chudasama said.
He said Gujarat will follow the Union government's guidelines for the future course of action.He said the forthcoming academic session for schools, starting June 7, will be conducted through online mode due to the pandemic situation. Approximately 1.40 lakh students of science stream and 5.43 lakh students of the general stream were expected to appear for the board exam.