Haryana schools closed for Classes 9 to 12; Rajasthan postpones university exams

Haryana School Closed: Kanwar Pal Gujjar announced Haryana schools closed also for Classes 9-12. Rajasthan minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati said university exams were being deferred.

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Team Careers360 | Apr 16, 2021 - 5:36 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Haryana education minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar has ordered the closure of schools for Class 9 to 12 as the second wave of coronavirus hits the state. Earlier, all schools for Class 1 to 8 had been closed till April 30. The state postponed its Class 12 board exams on April 15 and cancelled the Class 10 ones.

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan education minister also announced a “complete holiday” on Saturday for all public and private educational institutions in the state. The decision has come in line with the weekend curfew that will come in effect from 6 pm on Friday till 5 am on Monday.

Further, all examinations of all state and self-funded universities of the state have been postponed till further orders in Rajasthan. The minister of higher education (independent charge) Bhanwar Singh Bhati tweeted: “Keeping in view the rapid spread of infection due to the second wave of Kovid-19 in our country and state, all types of examinations of all state and self-funded universities of the state have been postponed till further orders.”

Over a dozen states across India including Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh have closed schools after an alarming rise in coronavirus cases.

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