Coronavirus impact: UP govt to promote students till class 8 without examination

  • Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who holds the education portfolio, said that the decision had been taken in view of the closure of schools

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Updated18 Mar 2020, 12:12 PM IST
The decision came after groups of teachers stayed away from evaluation centres due to the coronavirus scare
The decision came after groups of teachers stayed away from evaluation centres due to the coronavirus scare

Lucknow: With the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh having shut down all educational institutions and the ongoing examinations due to the coronavirus scare, it has now been decided that all students up to class 8 would be promoted to the next class without examinations.

Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who holds the education portfolio, said that the decision had been taken in view of the closure of schools. "The students will be promoted on basis of the performance all year round."

The state government has also postponed the evaluation of answer sheets for the 2020 high school and intermediate examinations till April 2.

The decision came after groups of teachers stayed away from evaluation centres due to the corona scare.

The postponement of evaluation process will now lead to a delay in the announcement of results for high school and intermediate.

A junior doctor in the King George's Medical University (KGMU) has tested positive for coronavirus. This is the third COVID-19 case to test positive in the Uttar Pradesh capital, taking the total number reported cases to 16 in the state so far.

The junior doctor has been quarantined in the KGMU. He was a part of the medical team that has been treating COVID-19 patients.

Earlier, a woman doctor and her relative had tested positive for the deadly virus and have been undergoing treatment in the KGMU.

The 16 corona patients in the state have been reported from Agra (8), Lucknow (3), Noida (3) and Ghaziabad (2).

Health officials said that three corona patients had recovered fully and had bene discharged while the rest were still under treatment.

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First Published:18 Mar 2020, 12:12 PM IST
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