Andhra Government cancels AP SSC Exams. All students to be promoted
Adimulapu Suresh, the Andhra Pradesh education minister announced on Sunday that the government has decided to call off the AP-SSC examinations.
He also stated that this decision was made after consideration of the recent hike in coronavirus cases in India. All the AP SSC students are to be promoted without having to appear for the examination.
He also mentioned that Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy suggested us not to conduct examinations and promote all students to the next grade.
According to sources, more than six lakh students had already registered for the AP SSC examinations that were scheduled to be held from 10th to 15th July. However, the exam has now been canceled owing to the pandemic.
Earlier, the government had decided to conduct exams following the protocols of Covid-19. Previously, AP-SSC had reduced the papers from 11 to 6 and also increased the number of exam centers.
On 10th June, the minister had made an announcement declaring that the examination would be conducted as per norms, later clarifying in a press conference that the exams have now been canceled.
In addition to students and their parents, a number of child rights organizations in Andhra Pradesh had consulted the governor Biswabhusan Harichandan regarding the safety of students. They wanted him to advise the state government to call off the examinations.AP government has also decided to cancel the AP Inter supplementary examination.
It was also further announced that all the first and second-year students who had failed in the Andhra Pradesh inter examinations are to be considered passed.