Frontlist | Maharashtra education minister meets parents, teachers to convince them for offline board examsFrontlist | Maharashtra education minister meets parents, teachers to convince them for offline board exams
on Mar 12, 2021 MUMBAI: With the state government confirming that it would have to conduct the SSC and HSC examinations offline, school education minister, Varsha Gaikwad on Thursday met parents’ and teachers’ representatives to consult and convince them for the upcoming boards. Starting off the 'We can do it- offline exams' drive, Gaikwad said that to ensure a secure academic future for all students it has decided to conduct offline exams for the class X and XII. “All teachers should motivate and encourage students to appear for offline exams and all should cooperate for the success of the drive. Every suggestion in this regard will be welcome and a positive decision will be taken in consultation with the advisory committee,” she said.
The minister added that there would be uniformity in conducting practical exams and submission of journals, lectures will be conducted through Sahyadri channel and practices exercises will also be conducted for the preparation of the exam. Official sources said that in case students cannot appear for the internal assessment, provisions could be made to conduct them after the written exams. Students will soon also be given answers to FAQs on the website to clear all queries, said minister. A question bank to help students understand the paper pattern is also being created.
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