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Punjab Board to promote Class 5, 8 students to next grade; summer vacations preponed

"Decided to promote all Class V & Class VIII students," tweeted CM Amarinder Singh

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 10, 2020 8:24:18 pm
Punjab promotes class 5, 8 students without exams Punjab promotes class 5, 8 students without exams. Representational image/ file

The Punjab government has decide to promote students of class 5, 8 on the basis of examinations conducted. The decision has been taken as the state has extended lockdown till May 1, 2020. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in his tweet mentioned, “Decided to promote all Class V & Class VIII students.”

The class 5 examination is remaining with two papers, while practicals for class 8 are pending. “The cabinet minister said that PSEB has conducted three examinations of class V before imposition of curfew and now the cabinet has decided to cancel the remaining two papers. He added that in the case of class VIII, the practical examinations were pending but now the board would declare the results without conducting any further examinations for both the classes,” read the official release.

The summer vacations for both the government, and private schools in the state will also be preponed. The summer vacations will now be from April 11 to May 10, 2020. “Punjab education minister Vijay Inder Singla informed that Punjab cabinet under the chairmanship of CM Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to prepone summer vacations of both government and private schools in the state to cope up the study losses due to lockdown imposed to avert coronavirus,” the release mentioned.

Earlier, the Punjab government decided to promote students of government schools from pre-primary to class 4 without annual examinations.

Punjab, so far, has recorded 11 Covid-linked deaths and 137 cases, as per the latest data provided by the Health Ministry. In the last 24 hours, 21 fresh coronavirus cases have been reported.

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