Amid fears that the Covid-19 pandemic may reach its peak in September, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed the Advocate General to take up the matter with his counterparts in other opposition ruled states for filing a collective review petition seeking postponement of the examinations, said the Education Minister.
"The safety of students is paramount for us," he said, adding "Keeping this in mind, the state has closed all schools and colleges of the state. But if the Central government is adamant to conduct the examinations, these should be held online by shunning the practice of holding physical examinations."
Singla said the students and their parents should have to be free minded for such examinations, but during the pandemic, everyone is suffering from mental stress.
Besides this, many restrictions, including on movements, have also been imposed by various state governments in view of the Covid-19 ourbreak, which may cause difficulties to the students and parents while travelling.
Also, the deteriorating flood situation in many states and lack of examination centres in several places will create further trouble for them, he added.
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