AP Inter exams postponed: AP Intermediate 1st & 2nd year exams postponed

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VISAKHAPATNAM: The Andhra Pradesh education department has postponed the intermediate (10+2) examinations scheduled to be held from May 5. In an official statement on Sunday, education minister A Suresh said that the state government took the decision after the AP High Court recently asked them to reconsider its stand of going ahead with final exams of class X and XII in the wake of raging second wave of Covid-19. “Respecting the Court’s opinion, we have decided to postpone intermediate examinations,” said Suresh.

The Minister, however, remained silent on the exams for Class X students. He said a fresh schedule for the Intermediate exams would be announced after the situation returned to normal.

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The state government earlier claimed that promoting the students without conducting the exams would only harm their careers. It had reiterated that the mass promotion would only make the students’ chances of making it into the premier national educational institutions bleak.

However, several parents, students and Opposition parties argued that the exams will put the students’ mental and physical health at risk. They questioned the rationality behind such an ‘exam emergency’ at a time when the state is recording over 10,000 daily Covid-19 cases for the last several days.

Meanwhile, several people also moved to the court, seeking postponement of the exams in the given perilous situation, if not at all cancellation.




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