The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday canceled Class 12 provincial board exams following tough Supreme Court questions about their arrest during the Covid epidemic.
Minister of State for Education Adimulapu Suresh said the decision to cancel the SSC and the intermediate exams was taken following orders issued by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court issued orders to complete the entire examination process, including the announcement of results on July 31, 2021. Officials from the Intermediate Education AP (BIEAP) Board explained to the government that they could not take the exams within the timeframe set by the High Court.
The Supreme Court on Thursday told Andhra Pradesh that it was unsure of the state-sponsored precautionary measures to hold the Class 12 board exams and said it would not accept it unless it was satisfied that there would be no deaths due to Covid.
“We are not satisfied with the precautionary measures you will take to hold the exams. We’re not satisfied with the way you designed it. Unless we are satisfied that you can take the tests without dying, we will not allow you to take the test, ”said the bench.
Suresh said the state was not in a position to conduct the trials within the time frame set by the high court.
“We are determined to take the exams as the mid-year marks play a major role in the future of the students. We have submitted an affidavit to the institution explaining the safety measures taken during the examination. short, “said Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh.
We decided to cancel the exams in the middle of the second year. At the same time a team of experts will be formed to decide on the students’ marks, he added.
Similarly, we have also decided to cancel the SSC exams and improve students in the way they do from Class 7 to Class 9.
Students, parents, teachers’ unions, and student unions have all welcomed the government’s decision.
“We have been asking the government to cancel the exams since April. But it has been committed to conducting tests and increasing pressure on students. In the end, it has been decided by court orders. We welcome you,” said A Ravichandra, president of the Progressive Democratic Student Union (PDSU).
Telugu Desam and Jananasena, who are seeking the cancellation of the exams from May this month, welcomed the decision. TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh said they had finally succeeded in saving children’s lives by canceling the exams. He called on the government to take care of their lives instead of seeking false prestige.