All schools, colleges, and other educational institutions in Bihar have been ordered to close until May 15
All schools, colleges, and other educational institutions in Bihar have been ordered to close until May 15. Exams in state-run schools and universities will not be permitted to be held until May 15, according to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The directives were issued after the number of cases of covid-19 in the state increased.
Bihar is the only educational board in the country that has not only conducted but also declared results for the class 10 and 12 board exams. Both educational boards have been forced to postpone exams due to the pandemic. About 12 lakh students registered for intermediate exams, and about 16.84 lakh for class 10 exams, according to the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB).
Bihar’s schools have been closed since April 9. The schools were supposed to reopen on April 19, but that date has been pushed back. Classes are being offered online in the meantime. Because of the COVID-19, schools were closed for the majority of the academic year 2020. The reopening had begun gradually, but the increase in COVID across the country has forced the closure to be extended.
Several other states have also decided to postpone their college entrance exams. On Friday, Pondicherry Central University declared that all practical and theory exams scheduled to begin on April 19 in the university’s affiliated colleges have been postponed until further notice.
Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has decided to cancel written exams scheduled for universities and colleges in the state. Open book exams will now be provided to students in higher education institutions.