8.8 lakh students (fifth) for secondary school and another 2.4 lakh students for high school (eighth eighth) have been admitted for the scholarship examination which will be held on Thursday. The highest number of applications came from Pune with 52,286 registrations.
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About 5,687 test centers have been finalized and the Maharashtra State Examination Council has said that all safety rules will be followed with 20 students in a classroom.
“We have instructed all the applicants and their parents and other stakeholders to maintain all safety precautions as per the Covid-1 guidelines issued by the state government. One student will be released from each classroom before and after the test. ”He added that all test centers have been sanitized.
The test was postponed six times in March 2020 after the Covid-1 ban was imposed, said Ramakant Kute, a primary school teacher in Mulshi.
A circular was issued on Tuesday to students of drama, civic school with BMC following the cancellation of Mumbai exams. The decision was helpful and faced much criticism from private schools, which cited it as an honest-to-goodness behavior for their 15,000 students who also registered for the exam.
The council that conducts the exam quickly changes the student centers in Mumbai, to which civic schools were previously allocated as centers.
By Wednesday evening, the BMC had issued a new order directing the cancellation of examinations across all schools in Mumbai.
Raju Tadvi, education officer of BMC, said the order to cancel the exam was for all schools in Mumbai but it was misinterpreted. He said it was decided not to take the test considering the Kovid-1 cases in Mumbai. Depending on the Covid-1 situation in the city, BMC has requested the state to conduct the test online or hold it till the end of August.
Maharashtra State Teachers Council secretary Shivnath Darade said teachers were against the exam. “It is sad that students in the state will take the exam. What is the significance of taking the scholarship examination when the board examination may be canceled?
Sandeep Sangave, Deputy Director, School Education, Mumbai, issued a notification that the fate of students who miss the Mumbai exams will be put before the MSEC.
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