Meghalaya: The second wave of coronavirus has made many states to impose partial lockdown and night curfew. Even the state like Maharashtra is forced to postpone its Board examinations but Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) is confident to hold examinations beginning from April 16. As per the schedule, Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination will be from April 19 to May 3 and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examinations will be held from April 16 to May 12.
D.P Wahlang, Principal Secretary of Education has admitted that he is aware of many parents and their wards are panicked seeing the sudden spike of daily cases. However he said that they have been examining the matter along with the local data and they need to take decisions that are locally relevant. The Meghalaya Govt. has also ruled out the possibility of complete lockdown in the state. Wahlang advised people not to panic. “The centres have been asked to take necessary precautions following the COVID-19 norms,” he said.
On Tuesday the state recorded 87 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest daily spike so far this year taking the active cases up to 270. Meghalaya has so far registered a total number of 14,387 COVID-19 cases causing 151 deaths with 1.06 fatality rate.
MBoSE Controller of Exams, T. R Lahoo said that any student testing positive would be given a second chance to appear the exam. He further ensured that proper sanitisation of the exam centres would be done before the said exams.
Giving more insight, Meghalaya State Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said that examination will be conducted in 5-6 halls instead of 2-3 halls. “We have a plan, but I am very hopeful that nothing untoward will happen,” he added.
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