APPSA seeks cancellation of SSC exams
The Andhra Pradesh Private Schools’ Association (APPSA) has appealed to Education Minister A. Suresh to rethink the choice to conduct the SSC examinations within the State.
In a letter to the Education Minister on Wednesday, APPSA State chairman K.S.N. Murthy mentioned that permission was given to the faculties to conduct on-line courses from August 2020 onwards.
‘Syllabus not completed’
“Many students, however, could not avail of it as they did not have the facilities to follow the lessons. The classes were conducted for not more than 127 days. During this period too, there were half day schools on some days. Only 60% to 65% students attended the classes owing to fear of contracting coronavirus infection and other reasons. Even as 5% to 10% of the syllabus was reduced, even that could not be completed,” mentioned Mr. Murthy.
Later, regardless of making an attempt to conduct on-line courses, the scholars couldn’t focus on research as their members of the family have been contaminated by the virus. In many States together with neighbouring Telangana, the SSC and Intermediate examinations have been cancelled, he identified.
Mr. Murthy sought that grades be given relying on the marks obtained within the FA1 and FA2 examination and the scholars be promoted. He appealed to the Minister to make sure justice to the SSC college students by cancelling the examinations. Alternatively, after the faculties begin functioning usually, a month must be given for conduct of the courses after which examinations must be held, he added.