Andhra Pradesh has decided to cancel the Class 12 exams of the state board, Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh said on Thursday. The decision comes on the day the Supreme Court castigated the state for its insistence to hold physical exams.
The bench of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari had told Andhra Pradesh counsel Mahfooz Nazki that it won’t allow Class 12 exams unless it was assured there would be no deaths due to Covid. The bench had also said it may also look into compensation in case of a fatality like in many other states where Rs 1 crore is given for the death due to Covid.
The Andhra counsel had said in court that the state was not cancelling the exam and would hold in July. Justice Khanwilkar asked the Andhra counsel why was the state willing to risk the lives of students in these times? The bench then warned the counsel that the state will be held responsible even if there was one casualty due to the exams.