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Assam: COVID-19 Infected Students Can Appear HSLC Exam In Isolation

The Board of Secondary Education (SEBA) informed that this year all students including the COVID-19 infected can appear in HSLC exams. Covid positive students will be in isolation from others.

Assam: COVID-19 Infected Students Can Appear HSLC Exam In Isolation

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: The Board of Secondary Education (SEBA) has announced that students infected with the COVID-19 infection can sit to write the HSLC examination in the given allotted centre but in isolation.

The board made it clear that if any student is found to be COVID-19 positive and found with its related symptoms during the period of HSLC examination then they will be allowed to appear in the exam by remaining in isolation from other students.

SEBA informed that the examination will take place in respective centres according to the scheduled date and no students will be allowed to miss the examination under any circumstances related to covid.

For the first time after the covid outbreak, the students infected with the virus will be appearing in the examination following an isolation process.

Earlier the boards conducted a meeting along with the representatives of All Assam Student Union (AASU) to discuss the same matter.

While addressing the media persons, the General Secretary of AASU, Shankarjyoti Baruah stated that the decision is taken for the well-being of all HSLC appearing students and to continue the examination process without any barrier.

This year a total of 4,32 884 students will sit for the upcoming HSLC exams. Among the total number of students, there will be students from the Assam High Madrassa and a total of 903 centres are allotted for the students from the state Madrassa.

The HSLC (High School Leaving Certificate) 2022 is scheduled to be held from 15 March to 31 March. The examination will be taken following two shifts of which the first shift is given as starting from morning 09:00 am and ending at 12:00 noon and the next shift will be conducted from 01:30 pm t0 04:30 pm.

Meanwhile, the Assam government has recently issued an SOP suspending the physical classes of all schools up to class 8 until further notice. The decision was taken into consideration of the prevailing covid situation across the state and in concern of the rising covid positive cases.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, the state of Assam has reported 2,861 new COVID positive cases with 6,002 recoveries and 21 deaths.

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