School In WB To Remain Closed: The education sector in West Bengal was already reeling from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic but the blow dealt by the Cyclone Amphan has put more pressure on the system. As a result, the state government of West Bengal has decided to close the schools in West Bengal till 31st July 2020. The decision of the state government was made after several school buildings in eight districts in the state were damaged by the cyclone. It is also being speculated that most of these buildings will be used as quarantine centres for migrant workers, who are arriving in the state from other regions.

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Previously, the government had announced the closure of the schools till 30th June 2020, but now after these decisions, schools in the state will remain closed till 31st July 2020. So, the students are left with no other option but to continue their education with the help of the available online and offline resources. Though the rescheduled class 12th board exams in the state will be conducted as usual on the announced dates, i.e. 2nd July 2020, 6th July 2020, and 8th July 2020.

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Detailed Announcement Made By The Education Minister of West Bengal

The education minister of West Bengal, Mr Partha Chatterjee while interacting with the media said that the state government had instructed the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education to put in place adequate arrangements for conducting the class 12th board exams safely. Safety precautions have been put in place at the 1058 examination centres to ensure that the students do not face any problems. He further informed that the cyclone had damaged 462 examination centres and the authorities are trying to look for alternate examination centres. He further added that “If necessary, the buildings of some colleges can also be used for the higher secondary exams.”

Help Required From The State Government Of West Bengal

The eight districts that have suffered the damage due to the Amphan are East Midnapore, Kolkata, Hooghly, South 24 Parganas, East Burdwan, North 24 Parganas, Nadia, and Howrah districts. After conducting a meeting with the officers of the education department, the minister stated that the cost of the damages has been pegged at around Rs. 700 crores. The education department will submit a report to the state government and will be asking for the necessary help. Check | WBBSE 10th Results 2020 Delayed, To Be Released By August

In the meanwhile, to minimize the impact on the education of the students, the government has asked the coordinators to make sure that the teachers take the classes of the students at their homes if they live in the same locality. There is also a proposal to deliver free textbooks to the students who have been affected by the cyclone. The minister further added that “We will work out the modalities in this regard very soon.”

 

 

School News Odisha: The Coronavirus Pandemic is still spreading extremely quickly across the country and this has prompted the government to continue with some of its strict measures. The education sector across all the states is reeling under the impact of the nationwide lockdown. Same is the story with Odisha, which has been seriously affected by the pandemic, and the schools across the state have been shut since March. Earlier, the Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr. Naveen Patnaik had stated that the schools and colleges in Odisha will stay closed till 17th June 2020

But as the situation across the state is worsening and the Coronavirus Pandemic is spreading quickly, the government has decided that the schools will remain shut till the end of June 2020. This intimation was shared with the media by the Chief Secretary of Odisha, Mr. A K Tripathy. The decision has been taken that fresh cases of Coronavirus infection have emerged from the 19 districts out of 30 in the state. Check >> COVID19: HRD Minister Released NCERT Alternative Academic Calendar
In such a situation students have no other option but to continue their education through the available online and offline resources. It is not possible for the government to resume classroom sessions until the situation normalizes.

School News: Odisha To Enforce The LockDown Rules Strictly

During his interaction with the media, the Chief Secretary stated, “No religious congregation will be permitted till June 30 this year and religious institutions will remain closed till the end of June in the state. School, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed in the state till July 31.” As the spread of the pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down, the Odisha government has not given many relaxations in the fifth version of the lockdown. Check >> IAS Manoj Ahuja Becomes New Chairman of CBSE

All social congregations must be avoided across all the districts. In order to curb the spread of the pandemic, the state government has announced a two-day lockdown for every week of June across 11 districts in the state. The decision of the state government to continue the lockdown is contrary to various relaxations announced by the central government but is necessary in the wake of the ongoing situation. Check Also: Odisha Board 2020: Government Promotes Students In Classes 1-8, 9 And 11 Without Exams

 

Fines To Be Levied Against People Who Do Not Comply

The Chief Secretary further added that, “Night curfew will continue in the state from 7 pm to 7 am, instead of 9 pm to 5 am as announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs.” Along with schools and colleges, all coaching institutions, shopping malls, cinema halls, religious places will also remain closed during the lockdown. Check Here: NEET 2020: How To Prepare For NEET Exam? NEET 2020 Study Plan And Preparation Strategy

People roaming outside without face masks will be fined Rs. 500 each time for the first two offenses but another repeat of the offense would attract a fine of Rs. 1000.

Maharastra Exams 2020: As the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state of Maharashtra shows no signs of abating, the examinations across the colleges and the universities in the state could not be conducted until now. As the probability of the same looks bleaker in the coming few months, the state government has decided to use the aggregate from the previous year exams to calculate the marks for the students as “present circumstances do not allow for examinations to be held immediately.”

The statement from the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray, came after a meeting with the various heads of universities in the state. All the vice-chancellors agreed unanimously that the present situation is “risky for lakhs of students to come together for exams.Check >>MHA Issues Guidelines For Pending Board Exams 2020: No CBSE, ICSE, State Board Exam Centre In Containment Zone

After the meeting, the chief minister tweeted that, “I held a meeting of Vice-Chancellors yesterday regarding final year college exams. They unanimously said that the present circumstances do not allow for examinations to be held immediately as it is risky for lakhs of students to come together for exams.

Earlier, the state education minister, Mr. Uday Samant had announced that all students of universities, except for final year students, will be promoted to the next year as the curbs in place during the lockdown makes it implausible to conduct the examinations. Moreover, the education minister had also requested the UGC to permit the final year students without conducting the exams. Check Latest >> Maharashtra Schools To Begin From 15 June, Starts With Online Classes

 

Maharashtra Exams: Use of the previous aggregate for calculating the marks

A tweet from the official channel of the chief minister read that, “We have decided that students will get aggregate marks based on their performance in the previous semesters for that academic year. This is because there is no clarity on when the exams can be held. The future of students should not be kept hanging because of this.”

He further added that if any student wishes to improve his/her performance, they can attempt to do so “in September, October, and November based on how the situation evolves.” Check | Maharashtra SSC Result 2020: Average Marks To All Students For Cancelled Geography Exam

Earlier, in an official statement, the chief minister had said that it is clear that the examinations in colleges and universities cannot be held in the month of July and it is important to end the uncertainty around it by exploring the available alternatives.

Maharashtra Exams: E-Learning is the way forward

The Chief Minister further added that most of the admission process for the new academic year would be completed through available Online Channels. Moreover, the focus in universities should not be on resuming classroom sessions but on resuming education through online channels. Now that most people are forced to stay inside their homes due to the lockdown, it offers an opportunity to shift towards e-learning. He indicated that the government would discuss the matter with mobile network providers to plan the way forward.

 

Schools in Delhi have been closed since 16th March 2020, and now that the summer holidays have been announced by the government, the schools in Delhi will not be reopening anytime soon. But the government of Delhi has already started the preparations for the resumption of educational activities in the schools as soon as possible. Another step taken in this direction includes the latest decision of the Delhi Government wherein suggestions have been invited from students, principals, parents, and teachers regarding reopening of schools post Coronavirus lockdown.

Announcing the decision, the Delhi education minister, Mr. Manish Sisodia said, “We have faced challenges in the past; the difference this time is that the entire world is facing it together. Soon, we will learn to live with the coronavirus disease. Slowly, things will open up, and so will the schools. However, this also means that new ideas of schools and learning will have to be scripted.”

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Delhi Schools Reopening: Learn To Live With The Virus

 

The Education Minister reiterated that it is time that we accept that this virus is here to stay amongst us. Keeping this in mind, students, parents, and teachers need to learn a new way to study, which requires out of the box thinking. He said, “For decades, schools had a set pattern, standardized classes, times, way of functioning. These need to be re-imagined now.”

As per the guidelines of the state government, The Directorate of Education, Delhi Government has issued a new form on its website, wherein suggestions have been invited from parents, teachers, principals, and students. The government of Delhi issued a statement while releasing the form that read, “Students, teachers, principals, and parents whose children are studying in schools can give their inputs. Respondents submitting practical and out of the box suggestions will be invited to share their thoughts with the Education Minister of Delhi through an online platform.”

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Delhi Schools Reopening: Education Minister To Hold Meetings

In order to formulate a strategy and create a blueprint, Mr. Sisodia will be inviting key stakeholders from across the city for meetings and discussions. A statement was issued by the Delhi Government announcing this decision, which read, “The dialogue sessions will be centered on how each stakeholder views the challenges and opportunities created by the Covid-19 situation, constraints we are likely to face in times to come, and steps that need to be taken from now onwards to create an education set up that ensures equitable quality learning and wellbeing of all children in post lockdown phase.”

In response, school principals and experts have suggested that from now on, schools will have to learn to operate in new ways. Some steps that can be included are rotational classes, no gatherings or annual functions or events, social distancing, regular sanitization of buildings, wearing face masks, use of online platforms, and online training for teachers. They added that this would have to be the way forward unless a vaccine is found to cure the virus.

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Due to the nationwide lockdown, the final result for all the classes has been delayed for quite some time, leaving the parents and children staring at the uncertainty. But now there is finally some hope for the class 9th and class 11th students.

 

As per the latest reports, the Delhi Government is planning to declare the results for both these classes as soon as possible after the lockdown is lifted on 17th May 2020. In order to meet with the target deadline, instructions have been issued to the schools to upload the marks for the internal assessment and annual assessment on the respective websites latest by 9th May 2020.

 

Delhi Exam Results 2020: Instructions issued by the Directorate of Education

The apex body of the Delhi Government responsible for education-related matters in the state, i.e. the Directorate of Education, Delhi Government has issued the instructions to all the schools to upload the final marks for the internal assessment and annual assessment by 9th May 2020. This is important to meet the target of the government to declare the final results for class 9th and 11th students as soon as possible.

 

The notification which has been released by the Directorate of Education operating under the Delhi Government, reads that “All the heads of government schools are hereby informed that online link for uploading the marks of the annual examination, internal assessment and grades of co-scholastic areas in operation.”

 

The said notification also specifies that the portal for entry of arks for the students will be activated on 5th May 2020 and then deactivated after 9th Mat 2020. The notification also mentions that the promotion policy for class 9th and 11th students has been modified as a one-time change only due to the coronavirus infection for the academic year 2019-20. 

 

The notification stated that the Directorate of Education has “reviewed its promotion policy for Classes 9 and 11 as a one-time measure for the academic year 2019-20.” As a result, the final results for the class 9th and 12th students will be announced based on the internal assessment only.

 

Delhi Exam Results 2020: Results within three days after lockdown

During a live interactive session with students on 4th April 2020, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal assured the students that the final results for the class 9th and class 11th students would be released within three days after the lockdown is lifted in Delhi. But due to increasing cases of COVID 19 positive cases in the country, the lockdown got extended till 17th May 2020.

 

So, if the lockdown is not extended any further, students can expect to get their results by 20th May 2020. Though, if in the meanwhile the government makes any changes in this decision regarding Delhi Exam Results 2020, the same will be notified to the students and parents accordingly.

 

 

There is finally an important exam related update for all the class 10th students in the country who were staring at uncertainty regarding their future due to the postponement of final exams due to the nationwide lockdown.

 

After a recent interaction with students regarding the impact of COVID 19 pandemic on their education, the HRD Minister of the country, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced that no exams would be held for class 10th students across the country, with the exception of those students whose examination centres were located in North-East Delhi. For the uninitiated, the board exams for class 10th and 12th students with examination centres in North East Delhi were postponed due to the riots in the area.

 

Class 10th Board Exams: No Exams Nationwide

The tweet from the HRD Minister read as, “Attention class X students! No examination to be held for class X students nationwide, except for students from North-East Delhi. An adequate time of 10 days will be given to all students for the preparation of exams“.

 

Earlier, CBSE had issued a statement that will only be conducting examinations for the important subjects for the class 12th students across the country. Moreover, citing logistical reasons, CBSE had stated that no pending exams would be conducted for students who had registered for the exams from abroad.

 

Class 10th Board Exams: North East Delhi Students have to wait

While class 10th students from across the country have been handed a reprieve after the tweet from the minister, the students with examination centres in East Delhi originally need to wait for the announcement of exam dates. The students had missed out on six exams due to protests over the CAA Bill and then the ensuing nationwide lockdown.

 

The exams which these students missed and are remaining are English Language, English Communication, Hindi Course B, Hindi Course A, Science, and Social Science. The HRD minister further added that the date sheet for the class 10th students and class 12th students for the remaining exams would be announced soon.

 

Class 12th Board Exams: Dates To Be Announced Soon

When asked about the pending exams for the class 12th students, the minister said that preparations are underway, and dates will be announced soon. Students will be given adequate time of 10 days to prepare for the exams. The remaining subjects for which exams are to be conducted for class 12th are Business Studies, Geography, Computer Science (Old), Computer Science (New), Hindi (Core), Hindi (Elective), Information Practice (Old), Information Practice (New), Bio-Technology, Information Technology Sociology, Home Science.

 

As the examination dates will be announced within a couple of days, as announced by the minister, class 10th students with examination centre in East Delhi and class 12th students must start preparing for the exams. Students must check out the official website of the examination board and HRD ministry for more information and regular updates.

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) are two of the most coveted entrance examinations in the country. While the JEE is meant for students seeking admission in engineering colleges, NEET is meant for students seeking admission in medical colleges in the country. Both these entrance exams are conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

 

This year, more than 15 Lakh students had registered for NEET 2020, and approximately 9 Lakh students registered for JEE 2020. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, both these exams have been postponed. Finally, the HRD Minister made some important announcements regarding the dates for JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020.

 

JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020: Important Dates

As per the announcement by Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the JEE Mains 2020 will now be conducted across the country from 18th July onwards and will be completed by 23rd July 2020. The minister further elaborated that the NEET 2020 will now be conducted across the country on 26th July 2020.

 

Students have been given the option to change their examination centre for JEE Mains 2020 or NEET 2020 because due to the nationwide lockdown, students have been stuck in different places. While the minister specified that the JEE advanced 2020 will be conducted in the month of August 2020 but did not mention any specific dates as of now.

 

JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020: Admit Cards to be released soon

The admit cards for all the candidates who have registered for JEE Mains 2020, or NEET 2020 will be released by the NTA soon. The admit cards will be made available on the official website of the NTA @ www.nta.ac.in. Candidates must log-on to the official website as soon as the admit cards are released and download them immediately. It is mandatory for all the candidates to bring their admit cards on the examination day.

 

All the details pertaining to the examination centre, examination day, Examination timings etc will be mentioned on the admit card. Any candidates appearing for JEE Mains 2020 or NEET 2020 without the admit card and a valid ID proof will not be allowed inside the examination centre.

 

JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020: Preparation Resources

The minister mentioned that the curriculum for both the JEE Mains 2020 and NEET 2020 has been curtailed. He also asked the students to use online resources like the DIKSHA platform to prepare for the exams. Students living in areas with poor internet connectivity can use the SWAYAM Prabha TV channels for their preparation. Preparation content and learning resources will be shared on the SWAYAM Prabha TV channels periodically. 

 

 

There is extremely positive and encouraging news for all the students appearing for class 12th board exams in the state of Madhya Pradesh. As per the latest reports, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a reward of Rs. 30,000 for the 5,000 students who have scored the highest marks in the MP Board Result 2020.

 

This “Super 5000” initiative has been announced by the state government under the Sambal Yojana. This cash reward will be available for students belonging to sambal families who are covered under the sambal yojana.

 

MP Board Result 2020: Relaunching Sambal Yojana For Meritorious Students

The announcement of the cash reward for the 5,000 students scoring highest marks in MP Board Result 2020 was made by the chief minister while relaunching the Sambal Yojana. This scheme was discontinued by the erstwhile government headed by Mr. Kamal Nath. The motive of this scheme is to help the families that require monetary help desperately.

 

While interacting with the media persons, Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan claimed that the Jan Kalyan Sambal Yojana would indeed help the poor, right from birth until death. The decision to announce the prize was taken in a meeting convened by the Chief Minister on 5th May 2020.

 

“Super 5000”: New addition to Jan Kalyan Sambal Yojana

The Super 5000 scheme launched by the CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan is a new addition to the recently revived Jan Kalyan Sambal Yojana. The money for the award will be available only for students belonging to the sambal families.

 

The tween from the office of Shivraj (official twitter handle for the CMO) read, “#Sambal_Yojana, we are adding a new “Super 5000” plan. Five thousand children from Sambal families who will get the highest number in 12th, ₹ 30000 will be given separately as an incentive: Chief Minister @ChouhanShivraj.

 

MP Board Result 2020: Teachers Requesting Cancellation Of Board Exams

Recently, the representative bodies for the schoolteachers in Madhya Pradesh have requested the Chief Minister to cancel the remaining exams for the class 10th and 12th students in the state. The reason given in the letter is that this continuous postponement of the exams is taking a toll on the mental health of the kids, who are already under pressure due to the uncertainty caused by the lockdown.

 

The teachers have suggested looking for an alternative evaluation method to decide on the MP Board Result 2020. Though, the state education board, i.e. Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) is yet to take a call on the status of the exams.

 

 

There is a crucial announcement for the candidates appearing for the Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020. As per a statement made by the state education minister Mr. S Suresh Kumar, the Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020 will now be conducted as soon as possible. He elaborated that guidelines have been issued to the concerned officials to start preparing for the exam right away.

 

The results for the PUC exam are expected to be released on 5th May 2020, while the second PUC results are likely to be released pretty soon. The dates will be displayed on the official website for Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020, so the candidates are recommended to check the website regularly for the information. Any reports doing rounds on social media should be verified from the official website.

 

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020: Multiple delays due to Coronavirus

The Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020 was originally scheduled to be conducted from 27th March 2020 to 9th April 2020. But as the nationwide lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister, the examination dates were postponed till 20th April 2020. Then due to the announcement of Lockdown 2.0, the dates for Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020 have been further postponed, and till now, no firm dates have been declared for the candidates.

 

A previous statement issued by Mr. S Suresh Kumar read that, “Board exams for the secondary school leaving certificate (SSLC) and the pre-university course (PUC) have been postponed to May from April, as the lockdown and restrictions on the movement of people are likely to continue till this month-end to contain the coronavirus spread.”

 

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020: Guidelines Issued By The Ministry

As the number of Coronavirus cases in the state is increasing steadily, some guidelines have been issued by the education ministry to the concerned officers. These guidelines have been conveyed to the Deputy Directors of the different education departments in the state.

The guidelines issued by the minister state that, “Sanitisers, masks, screening, and all guidelines will be followed at exam halls.” Similar guidelines have been issued by a University in Hong Kong while conducting its entrance exams.

 

As the number of Coronavirus positive cases in the state has breached the mark of 650, it is important for the education department to enforce strict guidelines while conducting the Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020. More than 8 lakh students have registered for the exam and therefore taking precautions is extremely important.

 

As the exact dates are yet to be advised by the education ministry, candidates who will be appearing for the Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020 are advised to keep their preparations on track, so that their performance in the exam does not get affected by this ongoing uncertainty.

 

 

In the wake of the ongoing nationwide lockdown, all the schools and colleges in the country have been closed since mid-March, and they are expected to reopen only after the situation normalizes. In such a situation, many parents and students were struggling with organizing their study plans to ensure that the learning process is not stopped.

 

In order to provide effective week-wise planning to the students for each subject, NCERT has prepared an alternative academic calendar. This calendar was released on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020, by Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, HRD Minister.

 

This alternative Calendar must be followed by the students, teachers, and parents during the lockdown to cover the syllabus. The major motto behind releasing this new academic calendar is to ensure that the students remain busy during the lockdown and continue the learning process. This academic calendar is designed for secondary school students, i.e., those studying in class 9th and 10th.

It covers important subjects like Science, Social Science, English, Mathematics, Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit. Previously, on April 16th, the HRD Minister released an academic calendar for primary school students.

 

The HRD Minister announced the release of the alternative academic Calendar on Twitter for the secondary school students and tweeted that, “My dear Secondary School students, I am releasing Alternative Academic Calendar today, for your benefit. During the lockdown period, you can use this calendar for week-wise planning, with reference to theme/chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. http://ncert.nic.in/aac.html.”

 

The HRD minister also asked the students and teachers to follow this calendar and learn at home using available alternatives like television, radio, SMS, or social media. Teachers have been encouraged to ensure timely interventions by directly contacting the students and helping them with their doubts and queries.

 

The guidelines specified in the academic calendar for teachers, students, and parents read that, “Schools, Colleges, and Universities have been closed. Students are confined to their homes, and so are teachers and parents. Teacher educators, teachers, and parents need to find ways to deal with this unprecedented situation arising out of the lockdown in order to engage students meaningfully through educational activities at home.

 

While we are putting in all efforts to flatten the epidemic curve, learning can continue at home too, and the learning curve of children must continue to move upwards. How should this be done? The first thought would perhaps be homework or home assignments.

 

However, the concept of homework is that of a task done individually; moreover, it carries with it the pressure of completion rather than that of joyful learning. Further, as educationists, we prefer not to recommend homework over a long duration for very young children. We have to, therefore, seek alternative methods.”