Five days after the state government postponed the Himachal Pradesh Board exams for Classes X and XII and undergraduate university examinations in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, the Education Department today sought suggestions regarding the opening of schools for students and conducting board exams in the state.
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In a letter to all deputy directors and principal/headmasters, Director, Higher Education, Amarjeet Sharma said the decision to close schools for students and postpone examinations had been taken in the larger interest of the stakeholders of the department and therefore, it was important to consider their viewpoint and suggestions.
Sharma directed the Deputy Directors and principal/headmasters to seek suggestions from school management committees (SMC), teachers, students, parents, employees and their respective associations and submit the same within a week.
Suggestions have also been sought on taking online/offline classes of X and XII students who are taking their board examinations, starting of ‘Har Ghar Pathshala’ program and creation of subject-wise e-content, attendance of teaching and non-teaching staff in the school if the students are not called to attend classes in the school.
Suggestions have also been sought on the promotion of students of Class X on the basis of the first and second term examination and pre-board exams.
He said a meeting with the registered associations of the lecturers/teachers and other stakeholders could held when the situation improves. However, he said, the written suggestions would be of great help to the authorities in taking a necessary decision
COURTESY – THE TRIBUNE