Mumbai: Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Friday said that the state’s education board would not be able to conduct the exams of Class 10 and 12 before May 2021.
“The current state of coronavirus is likely to last for a long period. We have discussed the issue of completing the syllabus and conducting the examination,” Gaikwad said.
“Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will not be able to conduct the exams of Class X and XII before May,” Gaikwad said.
“I have also discussed the issue of how much syllabus can be left so that teachers can complete the remaining part. We have to cut the curriculum by at least 25 percent,” she asserted.
Currently, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases and deaths due to contagion with maximum active patients in Pune, Thane, Mumbai, Nashik, Nagpur, Chandrapur, Raigad, and Satara. The state has recorded 16,98,198 infections and 44,548 deaths since the first case on March 9.