Chandigarh (Raftaar News Bureau) : The Department of School Education, Punjab, keeping in view the present surge in COVID-19, has declared preparatory leaves for all classes in government, government aided and private schools, said the School Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla.
However, the teachers will continue to remain present in the schools. The students, who want to have any guidance from their teachers regarding exam preparation can come to school, added the Minister.
The final examination in schools would be conducted offline while adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines strictly. The school have been directed that there should be no crowd in schools during examinations. The detailed directions for conducting examinations while ensuring compliance of COVID-19 guidelines would be issued by the SCERT. The schools, where students and teachers are positive, would have to follow the guidelines issued by the health department. Moreover, the ditrections to follow the instructions issued from time to time by the centre as well as state government has also been issued, added the minister.
It is pertinent to mention that Punjab School Education Board has already released the schedule of board examinations.
As per the dates announced by PSEB, the examinations for class V would start from March 16, for VIII and XII from March 22 and matriculation exams will start from April 9.
The examinations of non-board classes including VI, VII, IX and XI will start from March 15 and for classes I to IV, the examinations will start from March 17.