Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) has postponed Class 11 exams 2021 scheduled to commence from May 8, in the view of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
Examinations for Class IX and X to be conducted by Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) had already been postponed earlier following government order.
A notification of the COHSEM issued on Monday said that the exams have been postponed until further order.
Meanwhile, Manipur government on Monday declared commencement of summer vacation for all schools affiliated to Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) and Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) from May 1 and continue till May 31.
The state government took the decision to commence the summer vacation “in view of the current surge in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state in the wake of second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,” an order of the issued by commissioner (education schools) T Ranjit Singh said on Monday.
The move was also related to avoid any kind of unwanted consequences likely to occur in the near future and to allay the fear and apprehensions among the students, teaching community, parents/guardians and all concerned stakeholders and taking into consideration all relevant aspects related to second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, as stated in the order.
The order directed all heads of institutions, all government aided and private schools, affiliated to the BOSEM and COHSEM that they should make arrangement for detailing at least four to five staff by making an appropriate daily roster of the said staff (teaching and non teaching) and to ensure their attendance in the institutions and to render unavoidable official duties during the vacation period.
The order further advised all concerned authorities of the schools or institution to ensure making necessary arrangements or preparations for commencement or resumption of online teaching/learning exercise on reopening of classes after the summer vacation or until further orders.