Meeting to be held to review COVID-19’s impact on education
The Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will hold a virtual meeting with education secretaries of all States on May 17 to review the impact of COVID-19 on the education sector.
In the meeting, Pokhriyal will also discuss the implementation of the New Education Policy and the promotion of online education.
This is the first virtual meeting of the Union education minister with the State education secretaries after the second wave of COVID-19 hit the nation.
As per sources, the minister will also review the preparation made by the State education departments to tackle the situation and how students can continue their online education amid the pandemic.
The Union Education Ministry has already cancelled the class X CBSE Board exam and postponed the CBSE Board exams for class XII.
The ministry has also deferred all exams of higher education that were scheduled in May.
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