With the surge in Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Gujarat, the state government has decided to cancel the Class 10th board exams. It has also decided to grant mass promotion to all regular Class 10th students. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has taken the decision after a high-level core committee meeting. The exam authority, Gujarat Secondary Education Board (GSEB), will take a decision regarding 'repeaters' after assessing the pandemic situation. It is advised to keep visiting the official website for the latest updates.
Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani tweeted, "An important decision was taken today in the wider interest of the students of standard 10th SSC of the state. Considering the current state of transition of Coronavirus, the decision to give adequate mass promotion to regular students in Std-10 SSC this year was taken in the core committee meeting held today."
રાજ્યના ધોરણ-10 એસ.એસ.સી.ના વિદ્યાર્થીઓના વિશાળ હિતમાં આજે મહત્વપૂર્ણ નિર્ણય લીધો.— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) May 13, 2021
કોરોના સંક્રમણની પ્રવર્તમાન સ્થિતિને ધ્યાને લેતાં ધોરણ-10 એસ.એસ.સી.માં નિયમિત (રેગ્યુલર) વિદ્યાર્થીઓને આ વર્ષ પૂરતું માસ પ્રમોશન આપવાનો નિર્ણય આજે મળેલી કોર કમિટીમાં લીધો.
CMO Gujarat tweeted, "Gujarat Govt, under the guidance of CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp, takes an important decision to grant mass promotion to all regular students of Class-10 (SSC) for this year owing to the present situation of COVID-19 in the State."
Gujarat Govt, under the guidance of CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp, takes an important decision to grant mass promotion to all regular students of Class-10 (SSC) for this year owing to the present situation of COVID-19 in the State. pic.twitter.com/FbJpdR3GRO— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) May 13, 2021
Earlier, the government has postponed the Class 10th (SSC) board exams scheduled between May 10 and 20 indefinitely in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has announced that the revised schedule will be released by GSEB in mid-May. However, the state government has cancelled the Gujarat SSC exams 2021 and decided to grant mass promotion to all regular students of Class 10 (SSC) for this year. The sources suggest that Gujarat is the first state in the country to grant mass promotion to all regular Class 10 students.
The government has also deferred the Class 12th exams scheduled in May along with SSC exams. However, there is no official announcement yet regarding the postponed Class 12th exams. The state government has also promoted students of Classes 1 to 9 besides Class 11 for the academic year 2020-2021 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.