On Wednesday, the Assam Cabinet has decided to hold the final decision on board exams in the state to be taken on June 18, only after the education department will discuss the issue with all stakeholders on Friday.
While, the state cabinet has advised that offline conduct of board exams would not be suitable under the current Covid scenario.
Around 7 lakh students, in the state have been awaiting a final decision on board exams. Earlier, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that board exams would be held in mid-July if the Covid positivity rate goes down below 2 per cent by July 1.
Following the cabinet meeting, health minister Keshab Mahanta said, “In the meeting, the health department has submitted a presentation on the matter. Since some 7 lakh students need to sit in the exams and holding the examination will lead to a possible large gathering, the state cabinet has advised that holding offline exams in the current situation. However, it’s not finalized yet. It’s just a suggestion.”