The Andhra Pradesh Government on the 28th of April, confirmed to conduct the Intermediate or Class 12th State Board examinations. The Education Minister of Andhra Pradesh Adimulapu Suresh said the examination would begin as per schedule, from the 5th of May.
The statement was made during a press meet on the evening of the 29th of April. The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) Minister said, “The examinations will be held with COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure safety for the students. The examinations will take place from May 5 to 19, at 1,452 examination centres that have been arranged across the State.”
The YSRCP Minister emphasised about the future of students and said the Intermediate Board examinations are very important for the future of the students. He said their certificates are essential in future educational pursuits. The minister stressed that the State Government is responsible for the future and safety of the students. He said, providing a certificate without conducting the examinations, would cost the future of students and their careers.
Speaking about the current COVID-19 situation, the Minister assured students and parents regarding their children’s safety. He said, all the centres and officials on duty would follow COVID-19 protocols, protocols like sanitization, mask wearing and social distancing.
A COVID-19 Special Officer has been appointed for each district and all the test centres would be sanitised every day.
Thermal scanners have been set up at each test centre, ensuring safety of students.
Meanwhile, classes 1 to 9 students of Andhra Pradesh were given mass promotion without annual exams.