COVID 19: Govt school students from class 1 to 8 to be promoted to next class without exams in UP

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday ordered that students from standard 1 to 8 to be promoted in the next class without any exams due to outbreak of Coronavirus.In an order issued by Additional Chief secretary (ACS) education Renuka Kumar here said that as the exams of the basic government schools were cancelled for the second time, as all educational institutions till were closed till April 2, as a precautionary measure, hence the decision has been taken to promote the students of the government schools between standard one to eighth to next class.
Earlier the exams of the government schools was slated between March 16 to 23 but later it was extended from March 23 to 28 due to closure of the schools.
The decision would benefit around 1.5 crores students of government run schools.