Telangana government has decided to promote all the school students from Class 1st to 9th in the SSC board schools to the next class without conducting any examinations for them, owing to the current lockdown due to COVID-19. At the press conference today, Telangana CM KCR said that given the current circumstances, it is better to extend the lockdown for another 15 days and since it is the month of April, the classes 1st to 9th will be promoted to the next class.
CM Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao addressing the Media on Lockdown situation in Telangana from Pragathi Bhavan. https://t.co/QmyF6JEqNz
— Telangana CMO (@TelanganaCMO) April 11, 2020
The decision for the SSC examinations will be taken later as there is still time and this is an important stage for the students to choose the field for Intermediate level. Though given the situation, things will be hurried in the end for the SSC exams to be held as the lockdown is confirmed until the end of April.
The decision for promotion of 1st to 9th class students is done for both, government and private schools. On the other side, the Andhra Pradesh government has announced that the students from the 6th to 9th class will be promoted to the next class.
Telangana is the fifth state in the country to confirm the extension of the lockdown till April 30th, as the community spread of the virus would be easy if the lockdown ends and people venture out without knowing if they are infected or not.