Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday that if the infection rate in the state remains below two percent, then the Assam board examinations of class 10th and 12th will be conducted from July 15. At the same time, Sarma said that if the infection rate exceeds two percent on July 1. The board examinations will be cancelled as the lives of the students cannot be put in danger.
In a press conference organized to mark the completion of 30 days of his government, the Chief Minister said that the education department has held several meetings with parents, student organizations and other stakeholders on the issue and they are in favour of holding the examination.
After the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decided not to conduct class 12 board exams, several states cancelled board exams in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that the timetable of the examination will be issued in the next few days. But the conduct of the examination will depend only on the condition that the infection rate in the state is below two per cent. At present the infection rate in the state is 3.24 percent.
Sarma said that if the infection rate exceeds 2 per cent on July 1, the Assam board examinations will be cancelled as the lives of the students cannot be put in danger.