Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 11
About 1.26 lakh students of Class X of the schools affiliated to the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education, Dharamsala, will be promoted without appearing in the exams and admitted to Class XI by May 31. The state Cabinet had on May 5 decided to promote the Class X students without holding the board examinations in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases.
The Education Department issued a notification in this regard today.
The declaration of the results is the mandate of the board, which will prepare a criterion to tabulate the marks of the Class X students, as per the CBSE formula and guidelines, and declare the results and intimate the schools and the students later on, the notification stated.
“All Deputy Directors and principals/headmasters have been directed to ensure admission of their Class X students as well as the students of nearby high schools and send a consolidated report to the directorate at the earliest,” said Amarjeet Sharma, Director Higher Education.
“The pre-board examinations were held from February 8 to 22 so that we have a score of performance in case the situation goes worst. The pre-board exam results will help in ascertaining the merit,” he said.
Students, who could not pass the Class X exams as per the formula, including marks of internal examinations and internal assessment or could not appear in the examinations, would be given another chance to reappear, he added.
Meanwhile, the officers concerned have been directed to start the registration process for new students, form Whatsapp groups, make available study material to students not connected through Whatsapp and ensure the participation of students in the Har Ghar Pathshala programme.