New Delhi: No offline exams will be held for students up to Class 8 in Delhi schools, according to guidelines issued by the state government.
Instead, the schools have been directed to assess students on the basis of projects and assignments for promotion.
The guidelines of the Directorate of Education (DoE) have been issued to the government-run and aided schools for assessment for the 2020-21 academic session, during which schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all teaching and learning activities were conducted online, The Times of India reported.
The DoE has also clarified that the currently enrolled students of up to Class 8 shall be promoted to the next class.
According to government officials, private schools will prepare their own schedule and decide on the modalities on their own.
Similarly, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy has announced in the Assembly that the final exams for Classes 9, 10 and 11 will be cancelled in the state.
The CM confirmed that the students of the above-mentioned classes will be passed to the next class without any examination being conducted in the 2020-21 academic year.
According to Palanisamy, the decision to cancel exams was taken after the government had received many requests from the parents, teachers, and educators for the same, India Today reported.