BMC allows various education boards to conduct exams in Mumbai
(Sourced from PTI)
The Mumbai civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has allowed various states, national and international educational boards to conduct exams physically as per their schedule in the city while following all COVID-19 prevention guidelines. The BMC said in its order, issued late Tuesday night, that the boards have been allowed to conduct exams from January 18 onward.
Earlier, citing fear of a second COVID-19 wave, the BMC last month deferred the opening of schools and colleges till January 15. It has now decided to permit the boards to conduct their examinations, as not doing so could result in the loss of a year for students. They should, however, follow all precautionary, health, cleanliness, and security guidelines, the order said.
Cambridge International's March series is expected to start from January 23 and under the Cambridge board, some subjects for Classes nine to 12 are offered only in the February-March session. Permission for examinations has been granted so that students don't lose a previous year.
Further, other boards like the SSC, HSC (Maharashtra board), CBSE, IB, CISCE, and IGCSE can conduct the announced and other planned exams of Classes 10 and 12 as per their time table. The BMC last month allowed city-based schools of the US and other consulates to reopen from January 18 but has not specified when exactly other educational institutions could reopen.