Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 8
Punjab Government has announced it would promote students of Classes 5, 8 and 10 of Punjab School Education Board to the next class.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh made announcement on Friday on both Twitter and Facebook.
Students of Class 10 would be promoted on the basis of pre-board examinations, Capt Amarinder Singh said.
“Have decided to promote students of Class V & VIII to next classes as well as to promote class X students to next class on the basis of pre-board results. For Class XII examinations, we will follow Government of India’s decision,” he said in a tweet.
A press release issued later in the evening that the state government will go by the central government's decision for Class 11 as well.
On Facebook, Amarinder Singh held an interaction to answer questions and concerns raised on social media platforms. The press release also said that the chief minister will hold such interactions every Friday to answer questions or issue clarifications with regard to COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown called in the state to contain the spread of the virus.
The state government's announcement came hours after the Central Board of Secondary Education announced it would hold Class 12 examinations put off because of coronavirus pandemic between July 1 and 15.
Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted school examinations across the country, including Punjab.
Have decided to promote students of Class V & VIII to next classes as well as to promote class X students to next class on the basis of pre-board results. For Class XII examinations, we will follow Government of India's decision. pic.twitter.com/QD79FowBcR— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) May 8, 2020
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