Assam Class 10, 12 board exams postponed due to rise in COVID-19 cases; new dates to be announced soon

The state government had ordered to shut down all the lower primary schools which reported more than 100 coronavirus cases

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Assam Class 10, 12 board exams postponed due to rise in COVID-19 cases; new dates to be announced soon

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The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) has postponed the Class 10 and Class 12 exams due to the surge in the coronavirus cases in the state.

As per a notification issued by Suranjana Senapati, Secretary, Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), "In view of the prevailing situation of COVID-19 in the state of Assam, it has been decided to postpone the HSLC/AHM Examination 2021, scheduled to be held from 11 May, 2021".

Earlier, the state education minister Himanta Biswas had said that the decision on the SEBA High School Leaving Certificate (Class 10) exams will be taken after the election results on 2 May. However, no new dates have been announced yet. Around 4 lakh students have registered for the board exams this year.

The state government has also ordered to shut down all the lower primary schools which reported more than 100 coronavirus cases. The list includes Kamrup (Metro), Tinsukia, Cachar, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Jorhat, and Sonitpur districts schools.

Additionally, school and college faculty members above 45 years of age will be vaccinated by the government. For this, vaccination camps will be set up in their respective educational institutions.

Assam reported 4,489 new coronavirus cases on 3 May bringing the total tally to 2,63,450. The death toll also rose to 1,389 as 29 more deaths were reported on Monday.

The Kamrup Metro district reported 13 deaths, followed by four in Dibrugarh, three in Karimganj, and two in Udalguri, and one each in Nalbari, Sonitpur, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Kamrup Rural, Tinsukia, and Cachar districts.
Out of 55,939 samples tested yesterday, 4,489 new cases have been detected. Kamrup Metro district has reported the highest of 1,645 positive cases.

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