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Lockdown 3.0: Schools and colleges closed till May 17, board exams and results may be affected

The global pandemic coronavirus has once again taken a major step to avoid the outbreak of COVID-19. On Friday, 1 May 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued orders under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, directing the extension of the lockdown period, which will come into force from 04 May. Lockdown Part-3 will be applicable for 14 days i.e. now the lockdown will be applicable till 17 May 2020 in the country. Today, the number of people infected with coronavirus has reached 35,365 of which 1,152 have died and 9,065 have been cured of this deadly disease. The lockdown this time will provide some relief for some areas, as the Home Ministry has issued directions based on the risk of placing the country's districts in red (hotspots), green and orange areas under the new guidelines. The government said that there would be considerable rest in the districts falling in the Green and Orange zones. However, in lockdown part three, all the schools, institutes and colleges in the country have been directed to remain closed. Which will also have an impact on the new academic session 2020-21, board exam, evaluation and results.

Indeed, under the new guidelines, a limited number of activities will be restricted throughout the country, whatever the area. There will be restrictions on travel by road, air, rail, metro and interstate traffic. There will be some rest in the districts falling in the Green and Orange zones, but there will be a ban in opening schools and colleges here too. As before, the extension of the lockdown deadline will have an impact on board exam, examination paper evaluation, results and new academic session 2020-21. The CBSE board has made up its mind to promote the students of 10th class through the evaluation process but no situation has yet been cleared for the 12th board exam.

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HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has started a 'direct dialogue' and video conferencing meeting with state education ministers to find ways to facilitate students, parents in the last lockdown. In the video conferencing meeting, instructions have also been given to start the evaluation process, with an emphasis on online education from students and parents. The NTA has also released the revised dates for JNUEE 2020, IGNOU Admission 2020, ICAR 2020 and All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET 2020).

Explain that, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has also recently issued instructions after the lockdown. In the instructions issued, it was told that the rules will have to be followed by schools and colleges across the country on the reopening of classes after lockdown. Institutes have to take full care of social distancing among students. For schools, suspending morning assembly and sports activities in playgrounds, criteria for school buses, do-not-do in washrooms and cafeterias and regular sanitization of entire buildings can be part of guidelines and masks of school dress. Will be an essential part of For schools with hostels, social distancing rules will apply in places like hostels and messes.

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