The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) will take a call on whether to hold selection exams for matriculation or not and, if so, how.
An official source in the Education Department told Highland Post today that holding exams in the normal way in schools is strictly forbidden. Exams would have to be held online and through assignments only. School principals are well aware of this as meetings have been held with them, the official said.
However, some school principals spoken to have told this newspaper that, at this stage of the year, they are confused as to how to conduct school sessions, as there have been no specific guidelines from the government to notify the date of exams or the extent of the academic year.
As schools started very late into the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they are not sure whether the academic year should end as per the usual dates or should be extended into the first months of 2021. Without clear cut instructions from the authorities, school management is finding it difficult to respond to queries from stressed parents and students’ guardians.
Without notification from the central government on the issue of the academic year or of holding board exams, the Meghalaya government will have to arrive at its own decisions.