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COVID-19 effect: Jharkhand government cancels class X, XII board exams


RANCHI: Jharkhand government has finally decided to cancel class X and XII board exams scheduled to be held by the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC).

Chief Minister Hemant Soren, through his Twitter handle, announced that the decision has been taken  looking at the demand of parents and the situation which has emerged due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Jharkhand.

"Today, in the wake of the circumstances arising out of COVID-19 and the demands made by students and parents as well, I have decided to cancel the class 10 and 12 examinations to be conducted by Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) for this session," announced CM Soren on his Twitter handle.

The decision apparently came after the CBSE cancelled Class 10 and 12 exams this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.