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Maharashtra promotes all students in Class I-VIII without exams

Mumbai:  The Maharashtra government has decided to promote all students studying in Class I to Class VIII without exams to the next level, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced here on Saturday.

“In view of the ongoing situation due to Covid-19, all state board students across Maharashtra state from Class 1st to Class 8th will be promoted to the next class without any examinations,” Gaikwad said.

However, the minister added that a decision is pending on conducting exams for the students in Class IX and Class XI and is expected soon. It is noted that Maharashtra yesterday reported the highest spike in daily cases at 47,913 and Maharashtra alone accounts for nearly 60% (59.36%) of the total active caseload of the country.

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