The Telangana government today announced that the second year Intermediate exams would be cancelled this year due to the ongoing Cvid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao took the decision to cancel the exams keeping in mind the considerable health risks students would face in taking the tests during the current health crisis.
Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy informed the media that the second year exams were getting cancelled.
Speaking on the matter, she said, "Keeping in mind the health and wellbeing of the students of the state, we are cancelling this year's second-year Intermediate exams. We will make a decision on whether to allow the same to be conducted if the situation improves."
The minister stated that the results of the students who had passed would be announced in a few days after the government received a committee report.
"There are about 4.60 lakh second-year students in the state. They can take the exams if they feel that the marks they have been awarded are unsatisfactory. Guidelines for the issuance of the results will be released soon," she added.
Earlier, the state government also cancelled the first year inter exams as well as the class 10 exams.