Mohali: In a major announcement regarding the board exams, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has said that the students will have to appear physically to write their exam papers.
The PSEB has also released the date sheet for classes fifth, eighth, tenth and twelfth.
PSEB Controller JR Mehrok said that the fifth-grade examinations will be held between March 16 and March 23, whereas, the eighth class examination will be conducted from March 22 to April 7.
The exams for the 10th class will begin on April 9 and conclude on May 1 and the exams for the 12th class will be held between March 22 and April 27.
JR Mehrok informed that they have appointed nodal officers in every district and COVID-19 safety protocols will be maintained in each center. A distance of 2 yards will be ensured between each student and only after the students have their temperature check, they will get an entry in the examination center.
The student who tests positive for coronavirus will take the exam physically later.
This is to be noted that in Punjab, there are over 3.15 lakh students studying in class 5th and more than 22,500 centers have been set up for the fifth-grade exam.
There are around 3.09 lakh students in class 8th and 3.36 lakh in Punjab School Education Board's tenth standard. 2,614 examination centers have been set up to conduct exams for class 10 students.
In class 12th, there are 3,11,071 students and 2,281 examination centers have been set up to hold the board exams.
Earlier on January 6, 2021, the Punjab Government had reopened all schools after they were closed due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The state government had decided to reopen all government, semi-government and private schools following persistent demand of parents.
....10 am to 3 pm and students only from class V to XII will be allowed to attend physical classes in the schools. Chief Minister @capt_amarinder Singh led #PunjabGovernment has also directed to ensure the safety of the children amid #COVID19 pandemic......(2)
— Government of Punjab (@PunjabGovtIndia) January 6, 2021
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government had also directed to ensure the safety of the children amid COVID-19 pandemic.