The Andhra Pradesh state government is planning to cancel SSC public exams 2020 this year due to spread of coronavirus in the state. A decision on cancellation of exams is expected anytime today on June 20, Saturday. AP Eduction minister Suresh is expected to make an announcement today, June 20, Saturday.
Neighbouring Telangana state government had recently cancelled SSC exams 2020 and promoted all the students to next class based on internal assessment marks.
AP government had issued SSC revised exams timetable recently stating that SSC exams will be held from July 10 to July 15.
Officials are making arrangements to conduct the exams.
However, students, parents, student organisations and opposition parties are strongly demanding AP government to cancel SSC exams keeping in view the severe corona situation in state and keeping in view the safety of students.
The demand to cancel SSC exams in AP has increased after neighbouring Telangana government cancelled exams.
es such as Punjab, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka also cancelled SSC exams in view of corona.
AP has been witnessing steep increase in corona cases after lockdown restrictions were eased since June 1.
In this backdrop, officials too are advising government to cancel exams like other states as the containment zones have increased in the state and also lockdown restrictions are being reimposed in several areas in various districts in AP due to steep increase in corona cases. Officials are saying that the situation is not conductive to hold exams as there is a risk of students infecting virus if they come out of their houses, during transportation and also in exam centres.