A day after Assam, its neighbouring state Tripura too has cancelled the Higher Secondary and High School Leaving Certificate exams due to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19.
This year, comprising both HS and HSLC, Tripura had a total of 73,818 candidates — 46,613 class X and 27,205 are class XII — who, according to government sources, will be assessed based on their school performances.
In a press conference at Civil Secretariat at the state capital Agartala on Saturday afternoon, Education Minister Ratanlal Nath said “Due to the situation arising out of COVID-19, the Secondary, Higher Secondary, Madrasa Alim and Madrasa Fazil examinations conducted by Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) slated to begin from May 18 and later postponed thus far, now stand cancelled.”
The officials of the education department and Tripura Board of Secondary Education on Saturday held a meeting based on the opinion of guardians sought through board’s website till 6 PM of June 15 last.
“All the students will be assessed as per the recommendation of an expert committee and their scores in all the subjects will be released by July 31, 2021”, said Nath.
The Minister said, “There will be provisions for sitting for exams after the pandemic for those students who are not satisfied with the grades allotted to them by the expert committee.”
Earlier on June 14 last, a high-level committee held a meeting at Civil Secretariat here in Agartala where the education department sought green signal from Health department for conducting board exams.
Nath said that the high-level committee will be convened again on June 21 next and form an expert panel for giving numbers to the students for promotion from respective classes.