The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday said it was postponing the year-end examinations of Class 10, scheduled to be conducted from the first week of June.
The government informed this to the High Court that was hearing a petition filed by some parents seeking cancellation of the Class 10 examinations in view of the virulent spread of coronavirus.
The government all along remained adamant and asserted that it would go ahead with the examinations “to safeguard the future of the students.”
When the petition came up for hearing in the High Court, the government changed its stance and said it was postponing the examinations. “We will review the situation again in July and take a call,” the government informed the court. The court adjourned the case to June 18 for further hearing.
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Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh had earlier said that examination centres are being identified and steps are being taken to print the question papers and assign investigators for the smooth conduct of the SSC board examinations. Meanwhile, holidays have been declared for the Class 10 students from May 1 to 31.