SSC And Intermediate Exams to cancel in Telangana State
The TS government is likely to cancel the SSC and the Intermediate public exams this year like last year based on the several reasons. The reasons are fewer working days, incomplete syllabus and poor attendance of students after reopening of schools in February.
According to schedule, the intermediate theory exams should been conducted from 1st May 2021 to 19th May 2021 and SSC exams from 17th May 2021 to 26th May 2021.
Education minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy during the meeting held by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday to take a call on the closure of institutions, the Intermediate Board officials expressed that the situation was not conducive to holding the inter-ethics exam on April 1, environmental exam on April 3 and inter practical exams from April 7 2021.
The SSC board officials said that only the formative assessment-1 (school-level exams) has been completed till date and it is not possible to conduct SSC public exams.
For intermediate students, ethics and environmental exams are mandatory. By the closure of all the institutions from 24th of March, the chances of holding these exams, which are just a week away, look remote.
Officials said that the Tamilnadu government had already cancelled the SSC and Intermediate exams, citing corona pandemic, and now the Telangana State government too is considering this proposal seriously.
They said that if exams were held as scheduled under these circumstances, the government school students and junior colleges students will be worst-hit, while the private school students will have the advantage.
This is because the syllabus in private institutions was completed through online classes, while the syllabus in government institutions was not completed atleast 50% due to the delay in launching online classes and lack of access to online education to students from disadvantaged sections of the society.
Officials say that conducting public exams would be possible only if the state government permits classroom teaching atleast till fourth week of April for SSC and Inter students.