Directives from Centre awaited on board exams: Meghalaya

UT News Service | SHILLONG, Aug 20: Meghalaya Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui made it clear on Thursday that the State has to wait for directions from the Union Government, as far as issues concerning students who will be appearing for the board exams.

“We will take a decision as and when the time comes. I will have to wait for the direction of the Union Government,” said Rymbui while replying to a query on how the government is looking to help students who will be appearing for the board exams.

He however said that the State government has prepared all the modalities and things that need to be done. Pointing out that the Centre had given directions to close all the educational institutions till August 31, Rymbui informed that the Central Government is continuously and closely monitoring the situation.

“They will issue a notification and as and when the notification arrives, then only we will decide,” he said.

Asked whether the government is looking at the option of reopening schools from classes 9 to 12, the Education Minister replied, “It is too premature to say anything now and like I said we have to wait for the decision of the Centre”.

It may be mentioned that the COVID situation in Meghalaya is getting worse, with authorities also looking at the chance of community transmission of the virus, at least in Shillong.

Although initiatives like online classes have been taken, concerns are being raised especially for students who will be appearing for the board exams.

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