India's Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which has a number of affiliated schools in Qatar, has announced that the ongoing classes X and XII final examinations have been postponed.
The remaining examinations will be held after March 31, according to a statement issued by the CBSE on Wednesday.
The move comes as a precautionary measure taken in view of the Covid-19 outbreak and in compliance with instructions received from the relevant authorities in the Indian government.
"All ongoing examinations of the board for classes 10 and 12, being held in examination centres in India and abroad, and scheduled between 19.03.2020 and 31.03.2020 (both dates inclusive), shall be rescheduled after 31st March, 2020," the statement read.
All CBSE schools have been instructed to ensure that this information is conveyed to the students concerned.
The rescheduled dates will be communicated by the board to all its stakeholders by March 31 after re-assessment of the situation.
Further, the statement notes that all exam evaluation work is also suspended until March 31. All nodal supervisers may ensure rescheduling of evaluation work from April 1 unless otherwise informed by the board.
The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 151 yesterday after 14 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, according to reports.
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