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COVID-19 surge: ICSE Class 10 exams cancelled

Students may face the risk of infection during exams, some parents have said.  

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Monday told schools that the ICSE Class 10 examinations had been cancelled due to the rising COVID-19 cases.

In a letter to all heads of schools that were presenting candidates for the exams, CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon said: “Given the present worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the CISCE has decided to cancel the ICSE (Class 10) 2021 examination…The safety and well-being of our students and teaching faculty is our topmost priority and of paramount interest.”

He said the April 16 circular, which made the exams optional, had been withdrawn. In addition all CISCE-affiliated schools were advised to begin the admission process for Class 11, if they had not already done so, he said. Schools should prepare a schedule for starting online classes for Class 11 students.

The CISCE was committed to a “fair and an unbiased criterion” on which basis the Class 10 results would be declared. The criterion and the date of result declaration would be announced later, he said.

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