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MP schools closed till March 31, Government orders exams for class 10, 12 to be conducted as per Covid-19 guidelines

The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday ordered that schools till class 8 will remain closed till March 31, 2021, while the regular classes for students of 10th and 12th will resume shortly.

The exams will not be conducted for classes 1 to 8 and there evaluation will be based on the basis of project works, reports said. The state government ordered that board exams for classes 10th and 12th will be conducted as per Covid-19 guidelines.

Such students shall be evaluated on the basis of project work. Board examinations will be eventually conducted for 10th and 12th classes and their lectures will commence in the near future while observing social distancing plus other precautions. Those in the ninth and 11th standards shall be called to school for a day or two in a week, the senior politician was officially quoted as saying at Mantralaya while reviewing the School Education Department.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said students from 9th and 11th standard will have their classes once or twice a week with social distancing and keeping all Covid-19 norms in mind. The next academic session will commence on  April 1, 2021.

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With the help of society, every government school has to be turned into an excellent institution of education and learning. A committee of academic experts should be formed for guidance. Education patterns being followed in other states should be studied and an educational model created for MP that is the best in the country, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan reportedly said in a review meeting.

All educational institutions were closed in March 2020 when the government had announced a nationwide lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak.

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