The government of Andhra Pradesh has cancelled the annual examinations for the 10 th class and Intermediate.
Disclosing this at a press conference here on Thursday, Education minister Adimulapu Suresh said that the government had decided to cancel the examination to ensure that the students should not suffer.
The government made all efforts to conduct the examination by following all precautions and Covid protocol but it could not, the minister stated. The government had taken the decision of cancelling the examinations keeping in view the future of the students, he added.
The minister said that it is not possible to conduct the examinations and declare the results as per the directions given by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed its dissatisfaction with the explanation given by the AP government on conducting the examination in the pandemic situation. The Apex court warned the AP government that it should pay Rs.1 crore compensation to each death that occurred due to conducting an examination.
The Apex court said that as per the details given by the APgovernment, over 28 thousand rooms are required to conduct examinations following the social distance and security measures.
Responding to the government’s decision Telugu Desam Party National General Secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh termed the cancellation of the 10th class and Intermediate examinations as a victory for the students, parents and teachers after their relentless agitation for the same.