The Manipur government has scrapped class 10 and 12 board examinations in the schools under the state board in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council of Higher Education Manipur (COHSEM), which conducts the class 10 board examinations and the Board of Secondary Education (BOSEM) which conducts the class 12 exams announced on Wednesday.
“In view of the uncertain conditions due to Covid-19 pandemic and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it is hereby notified… that the High School Leaving Certificate Examination 2021 is cancelled,” the BOSEM said in a statement.
In another statement, COHSEM said, “The higher secondary and Class X exams, stand cancelled.”
“The modus operandi of the award of marks, certificates of the students shall be done with due approval of the government,” it added.
The CBSE and CISCE have already cancelled the board examinations at their affiliated schools due to the pandemic.
The state government has constituted a 14-member committee to frame an alternative evaluation mechanism for the assessment of the students.
The Education Department has asked the committee to submit its report at the earliest.