Coronavirus Outbreak: BSEH Class 10,12 board exams postponed
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Board of School Education Haryana(BSEH) on Thursday postponed the remaining board exams of Classes 10 and 12 ––scheduled from March 19 to 31. The remaining exams shall be rescheduled and an order regarding the same shall be issued accordingly.
Nearly 7.41 lakh Class 10 and 12 students got themselves enrolled to take board exams this year in the state.
Board chairman Jagbir Singh said the decision to postpone the exams had been taken keeping in mind the health and safety of children amid coronavirus outbreak.
STATE GOVT ORDERS COMPLETE CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS TILL MARCH 31
Hours after the board announced the postponement of exams, the Haryana government ordered closure of all government and private schools till March 31.
“The teaching and non-teaching employees are to perform their work from home until further orders”, read the order.
ANGANWADI CENTRES CLOSED
The Haryana government also ordered closure of all Anganwadi centres till March 31. Kamlesh Dhanda, Haryana woman and child development minister, said that the decision was taken to prevent the pread of coronavirus..
A day earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had also announced its decision to put off board exams.
Earlier, on March 13 the state government had declared holidays in schools till March 31 but had announced that the board exams will be conducted as per schedule.