AP UG And PG exams 2020
Andhra Pradesh Education minister Mr. Adimulapu Suresh conducted a video conference with the Vice Chancellors across the AP state on Tuesday. The meeting was held at Higher Education Council office at Mangalagiri.
The Minister Adimulapu Suresh asked for the suggestions on conducting the UG and the PG exams. The suggestions given by Vice Chancellors will be kept before chief minister and a decision will be taken regarding conducting the examinations soon.
The Education Minister Suresh on Saturday announced the cancellation of 10th Class examinations which are scheduled to begin from July 10. He told reporters that the students will be graded on merit and guidelines in this regard will be issued soon.
The Government also decided to cancel the Advanced Supplementary exams for Intermediate First and Second Year. And all the students who failed in the intermediate examinations will be promoted to the next class.
He said “We have tried our best to conduct the 10th Class exams from July 10 and made changes to the exam pattern to reduce the exposure of students to infections. But due to the increase in the COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed to cancel the examinations.”
Suresh pointed out that the neighbouring Telangana and Tamil Nadu have cancelled board examinations due to the pandemic.
The SSC examinations were originally scheduled in March/April but postponed twice due to the nationwide lockdown.
Following relaxations in the lockdown, the Andhra Pradesh state government had decided to conduct the exams from July 10 but reduced the number of exams to be held from 11 to 6 to reduce the burden on students.
The Minister Suresh said that the decision to cancel the exams was taken keeping in view the best interests of the students and their parents. There was a demand from students, their parents, various organizations and opposition parties to cancel the SSC exams in view of the COVID-19 situation.