The Bhupesh Baghel government on Sunday said the students of all classes would be promoted without examinations, except those from Class X and XII, amid the spike of Covid-19 cases in Chhattisgarh.
A public relations department official said, an order to this effect will be applicable to state-run, Central as well as private schools,. The order was issued late evening by the state education department.
“All schools will be shut till further orders and all students, except of class 10th and 12th, will be given a general promotion to the next class without holding examinations,” the order said.
“The board exams of class 10th and 12th will be held offline as per the schedule declared earlier by Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) while complying with all coronavirus preventive guidelines issued by the Centre and state government from time to time,” the order added.
The schools, universities and colleges which were shut since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in the country last year, were reopened from February 15, though only students of Classes IX to XII had to attend. The state government had promoted students of all classes, in the previous academic session too, except of class 10th and 12th, after the coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed in March last year.
Meanwhile, the state’s Skill Development, Technical Education and Employment department has ordered to shut all government and private engineering colleges, polytechnic colleges, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and skill development training and educational activities. An employment-cum-skill fair scheduled to be held on Tuesday in Abhanpur in Raipur has been canceled, the official said.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel held a meeting of cabinet ministers and senior officials in view of sudden increase in COVID-19 cases in the last one week. Chhattisgarh’s COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,24,153 on Sunday as 1,000 people tested positive for the infection