Imphal, April 20: The scheduled high school leaving certificate examination to be conducted by the Board Of Secondary Education Manipur(Bosem) and the higher secondary examination of the Council Of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (Cohsem) have been postponed due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the state.
Manipur's Education Minister S Rajen Singh made an announcement about the postponement of school exams during a press conference at the minister's office at old secretariat in Imphal on Monday evening.
Minister Rajen said that in view of the 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic and ever-increasing number of COVID cases the government has decided to postpone Bosem and Cohsem exams 2020-21 as a precautionary measure.
Rajen maintained that ongoing physical classes of class IX to XII will also be discontinued. But online classes will be allowed. He said that hostels and boarding including private hostels will remain closed until further order.
He appealed to school authorities and guardians to cooperate with the decision of the government. New examination schedule will be announced accordingly. He also advised that students should not ignore their study at home. They should not take postponement of exams as an opportunity rather continue their regular study at home, he added.
An official order regarding the postponement of school exams have also been issued by the Commissioner of Education (S) in this regard.