The government of Uttar Pradesh decided on Thursday to postpone the UP Board exams indefinitely in 2021. That decision comes a day after the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) postponed exams for grade 12 and canceled exams for grade 10. These announcements were made in a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The colleges and schools for grades 1 to 12 in Uttar Pradesh will be closed until May 15. The administration will consider new dates for the UP Board exams in May 2021.
The UP Minister of Education had previously announced that state students in grades 1 to 8 would be promoted to the next grade this year without final exams.
Meanwhile, India reported more than 2 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. This is the highest daily increase in history since the pandemic hit India. India registered 2,00,739 new COVID-19 cases within 24 hours. In addition, 1,038 deaths were reported, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
Maharashtra is the state with the highest daily COVID-19 count
19,050 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours. Uttar Pradesh has registered 15,855 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. UP reported 67 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll in the state to 9,376.
The union’s health ministry has indicated that 10 states – Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi – account for over 82 percent of the fresh coronavirus infections in the country.
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