According to the School Education department’s March 30 circular, private schools in the state cannot compel parents to pay fees during the lockdown. Another government notification issued in May warned schools against fee hike.
Mumbai is witnessing turbulent weather in the last eight hours, ever since Cyclone Nisarga made a landfall on Maharashtra's coast in the afternoon. Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Maharashtra’s Raigad district at around 12.30 pm Wednesday.
To avoid connectivity issues and allow students to study at their own convenience, CBSE-affiliated Gopi Birla Memorial School sent links of pre-recorded lectures to all its students from Pre-Nursery to Class XII.
Usually, the curriculum of Class XII exams is completed by November, after which the students appear for college-conducted prelims and use the time for self-study. The board exams are conducted in February.
As per the statement released by the Chief Minister's Office, Thackeray issued directives to explore the legal possibility of promoting final year students based on average marks of the previous academic year as well as conducting optional exams for students keen on improving their grades.
As per the standard operating protocol laid out by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), no customer can touch any product in a shop and will be helped by a staffer. The shops need to be regularly sanitised, besides following social-distancing norms and contactless transactions.
A similar rule will be applied in case of a vocational subject exam for differently-abled students, the state board informed. While the board has not yet announced the date for declaration of results, the assessment of answer sheets has begun, officials said.
Several passengers who had come to the airport to catch early flights were stranded after several airlines announced cancellations. The routes of many flights also had to be re-chalked by the airlines.
In a statement released Saturday, the students’ union alleged lack of transparency in additional charges being levied on students. Students claim dining hall fees have been increased at the last minute, and three days after the results were to be declared, on May 19.
Some school managements have also declined to roll back fee hikes announced before the lockdown. A May 8 order issued by the state school education department had directed schools not to increase fees.
"Final-year students are under tremendous stress as to how to face exams with the health risk they pose. We request UGC to consider cancelling all exams, including final semester," Uday Samant had tweeted.
“The current trend of the outbreak in Mumbai and across India makes the return of students to the IIT-B campus in the coming weeks and resumption of the spring semester highly unlikely,” stated minutes of the e-senate’s meeting on May 11.