Education Minister Nishank admitted to AIIMS due to post COVID-19 complications, board exam announcement unlikely

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Examinations (Image: Pixabay)
Examinations (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) due to post COVID-19 complications. He was supposed to address a press conference on whether board exams will be held for class 12 this years or not.

Earlier on Monday, the Centre had informed the Supreme Court it will take a final decision within the next two days on whether to conduct class 12 board exams amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Representing the government, Attorney General KK Venugopal told this to a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari which had asked the Centre to give tangible reasons if they decide to depart from the last year’s policy, wherein the remaining board exams were cancelled due to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus. 

“No issue. You take the decision. You are entitled to it. If you are departing from the policy of last year, then you must give tangible reasons for it, the bench told Venugopal”, the bench said yesterday.

On April 14, the Education Ministry had announced cancellation of Class 10th examinations and postponement of Class 12th due to surge in the coronavirus cases that time.