UBSE 12 Board Exam: Uttarakhand Education Minister Arvind Pandey today on 2nd June, announced that the state board exams for class 12 have been cancelled. The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure because of the covid-19 pandemic. As per media reports, he said that the students will be promoted as per CBSE and ICSE regulations. He stated, "Uttarakhand Intermediate Board Examination has been cancelled on the lines of CBSE and ICSE Board. Students will also be given promotion accordingly." The state education ministry issued an order while keeping students' and teachers' interests in mind.
Tweet of Uttarkhand's Education Minister
While sharing the news, Arvind Pandey wrote on Twitter, "Dear students and state residents, under the leadership of honourable Chief Minister Mr. @TIRATHSRAWAT ji, it has been decided to cancel the class 12 board examinations of Uttarakhand Board of School Education for the safety and security of the examinees and teachers in view of Coronavirus pandemic in the state." He added, "I wish all the students good health and a bright future. The future and health of the students are one of the top priorities of the state government. Heartiest thanks to respected Chief Minister Shri Tirath Singh Rawat."
UBSE Board Exams
Earlier, the Uttarakhand School Education Board had postponed the class 12 board exams. The board exam was scheduled to be held from 4th to 22nd May. The UK Board exams were to take place in two shifts. The decision to cancel class 12th Uttarakhand board exams comes after CBSE decides to cancel class 12 board exams.
Board Exams in the Other States
Many other states including Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana have cancelled the state board exam for class 12 students. The governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Goa and West Bengal are all reconsidering their decisions on the class 12 exam. Tamil Nadu government will decide the same within two days.