New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: Announcing a relief for the students of class 10, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that all the students of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) studying in class 10  will be promoted to the next class on the basis of their pre-boards examinations.

Captain Amarinder Singh also announced that all students of class 5 to 8 will also be promoted to the respective next classes. The decision was taken after considering the ongoing situation due to coronavirus pandemic in the state. In Punjab the coronavirus has afflicted more than 1,700 people and has claimed lives of 29 people.

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However, for class 12 board exams and results, Punjab Chief Minister said that the state would be following the guidelines and instructions issued by the central government. Captain Amarainder Singh took to Twitter to make the announcement.

“Have decided to promote students of Class V & VIII  to next classes as well as to promote class X students to next class on the basis of pre-board results. For Class XII examinations, we will follow Government of India's decision” he tweeted on Friday.

Punjab government had also announced the the statr of summer vacation for all the schools and colleges affiliated to the state government. The summer vacations in Punjab schools will start from May 15, 2020 to June 15, 2020. Summer break had also been announced for the state run schools from April 11, which has now been extended.

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On Friday, the HRD Ministry announced that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the class 10th and 12th board exams, which were postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, from July 1st to July 15th.

"The students have been impatiently waiting for the schedule for pending exams. It has been decided today that the exams will be conducted from July 1 to 15," said HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Posted By: Talib Khan