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Guwahati, June 18: Assam Education Minister, Ranuj Pegu on Friday announced that the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary final year examinations (HSSLC) have been cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

Talking to media persons in Guwahati on Friday, he said two committees will be formed to decide evaluation criteria for Class X and XII students.

Pegu informed that one committee will formulate the modalities of evaluation for HSLC exam, the other will work on the modalities for HSSLC exams.

He said both the committees will submit the modalities within a week.

The education minister said the results of the HSLC (class 10), HSSLC (class 12) and High Madrassa will be declared by July 31.

These decisions were taken after deliberations with different students’ bodies in the State, including the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and Assam Sahitya Sabha.

The Assam Cabinet had earlier this week suggested that HSLC and HSSLC exams should not be held considering the Covid-19 situation in the state.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and 18 other state boards have cancelled board exams for Class 12 students earlier.

Assam students had also moved to the Supreme Court seeking directions for cancellation of their board exams.

On June 17, the CBSE submitted its marking scheme for Class 12 students in the Supreme Court of India, after which the top court issued notice to eight states, including Assam, which were yet to decide on Class 12 exams.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had earlier this month said the two state education boards Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) and the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will conduct the exam in mid-July if the Covid positivity rate in the state drops below 2 per cent.

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