The Government of West Bengal decided to promote the students from 1st to 8th classes to the next class due to the COVID-19 effect. On Thursday, the Education Minister Partha Chatterjee informed the media that the school education department won’t detain the students from 1 to 8 classes.
Through the official notice, Chatterjee said, ‘The department is passing on instruction to the schools (state-run and state-aided) to fully enforce the ‘no detention’ policy in all institutions for those studying up to the eighth standard, because of the present situation.’
Due to the coronavirus outbreak across the nation, the School Education Department of West Bengal passed an order to close all the educational institutions from 16th March 2020. As a result, all the class exams that are scheduled to be conducted in various schools have been suspended.
The Minister further added that the Department of School Education has been currently working on a system to organize the classes from 9 to 12 online. They have decided to provide classes to the students through mail or video conferencing.
As per the notice passed by the Minister, ‘We want to ensure classes can be held through modern technology. We are working on the mechanism. We will roll it out after getting the consent of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.’ In the current risky situation across the nation, some of the private schools have been implementing this method.
The schools that are following the CBSE and ICSE curriculum have already commenced organizing online classes for 5th to 12th class students. The Union HRD Ministry ordered CBSE to promote the students of 1st to 8th classes to the subsequent class. Stay tuned to our website to receive the latest updates about different board-level exams across the state.