UP Board: 10th and 12th examinations postponed, school and colleges suspend till May 15
After the CBSE board exams 2021 is postponed for class 12 and cancelled for class 10, the Uttar Pradesh state government has decided to postpone the UP board exams 2021 indefinitely. UP schools for grades 1–12, as well as universities, will be closed until May 15.
In view of the growing case of Corona, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken a big decision to postpone the UP board examinations. Now new dates will be considered in May. Earlier, UP board examinations were postponed due to panchayat elections. After which a decision was taken to conduct board examinations from 8 May. But once again the UP Board examinations have been postponed. Now new dates will be announced only after the corona infection is reinforced.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave this order during a review meeting with Team-11 on Thursday. He said that when the situation improves, new dates will be considered in May. Also, he ordered the closure of schools and colleges from class 1 to 12th till May 15.
Second time postponed
Significantly, this is the second time the board examinations have to be postponed. The board examinations were to be held from April 24. But after the Allahabad High Court's decision regarding reservation in panchayat elections, the examinations were postponed on the appeal of the Election Commission. After this, a new date sheet of examinations was released from 8 May.
Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma already indicated
Significantly, on Wednesday, the Central Government cancelled the CBSE High School examination, while the intermediate examinations were postponed. After the decision of the Central Government, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma had also indicated postponing the examinations of UP Board. He said that it is not easy to make decisions in the context of UP. He had said that Prayagraj's board of Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Council is the largest educational board in the world, in which about 56-57 lakh students of high school and intermediate sit every year. Our examinations were scheduled from April 24, which had been scheduled from May 8 amid a coronavirus pandemic.
17 officers involved in board examinations infectedDr Dinesh Sharma said that unfortunately there are about 19 officers associated with the board examinations, 17 of them are infected and they are all in hospitals. Additional chief secretary, three special secretaries, joint secretary, director and all the five deputy directors are infected.