UGC approves Meghalaya govt’s proposal to postpone final semester UG & PG exams

SHILLONG, Sep 17: Meghalaya Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui said that the University Grants Commission on Wednesday agreed to the state government’s proposal to postpone the final semester examinations for under graduate and post-graduate courses to postpone the examinations to October.

It may be mentioned that the state government in consultation with North Eastern Hill University authorities had decided to postpone the exams taking into consideration the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Meghalaya.

He said that the examination will be held on October 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16 and the results will be declared before the end of the month.

Rymbui also informed that Schools can re-open on September 21 but normal classes cannot resume.

According to Rymbui the centre had directed that schools cannot reopen till September 30.

“Schools can re-open but normal classes cannot resume. Students can on a voluntary basis attend schools to seek guidance from the teachers but parents have to sign an undertaking that they allow they children to go to school to seek guidance from their teachers.

The State Education Minister also informed that the department would on Thursday night be uploading in its website the truncated syllabus for students of class IX to XII.

“This will include the lesson plans, what is to be done so that the teachers will know and even the students will know what they need to study,” Rymbui added.

He also said that only after normal class resumes then only it will be able to decide on how to go about conducting the examinations for classes IX to XII.
“In what way can we conduct the examination (IX to XII) as well as the promotion exams for classes below IX,” Rymbui added.