Coronavirus: All UP govt school students of classes 1 to 8 to get promoted without exams

The ministry has also directed states to start the evaluation process for the exams already conducted.

Students of classes one to eight of all government primary schools in Uttar Pradesh will get promoted without having to appear in examinations in view of the coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Wednesday (March 18).

Examinations in primary schools were scheduled between March 23 and 28. “Orders have been issued to promote all students, studying in schools run by the basic education department, of class one to eight to next classes without examination. All schools have been closed till April 2,” Additional Chief Secretary, Education Renuka Kumar said in a order issued on Tuesday night.

The state government on Tuesday extended the closure of all educational institutions, cinemas, mulitplexes and tourists places in the state till April 2 and implemented work-from-home protocol to the extent possible to contain the coronavirus spread. Competitive and other examinations too have been postponed till April 2.