The Tripura government on Saturday cancelled the board examinations for the students of Class 10 and Class 12 due to the prevailing Covid19 situation in the state.

Addressing a press conference at the Civil Secretariat in Agartala on Saturday afternoon, Tripura education minister Ratanlal Nath said, “Due to the Covid19 situation, the secondary, higher secondary, Madrassa Alim and Madrassa Fazil examinations, conducted by the Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE), have been cancelled.”

The officials of the education department and Tripura Board of Secondary Education on Saturday held a meeting and discussed the opinions of the guardians and parents of the students, who expressed their views regarding the examinations through the board’s website till 6 PM of June 15.

“All the students, who were candidates of the cancelled examinations, will be given marks as per the recommendations of an expert committee and the results of all the examinations will be announced by July 31, 2021,” said Nath.

Minister Nath said, “Those students, who are not satisfied with the marks given by the board after evaluation, can appear for the examinations after the pandemic situation becomes normal.”

On June 14, a high-level committee held a meeting at the Civil Secretariat where the education department sought green signal from the health department for conducting the board examinations.

Nath said the high-level committee will again sit on June 21 and form an expert panel for giving marks to the students for promotion from their respective classes.

There are a total of 73,818 students who were all set to appear in the board examinations for 2021 and among them, 46,613 students are Class 10 students and 27,205 are Class 12 students.

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