Kohima, November 23 (NEx): The Department of School Education today, notified that the end term assessment for classes I – VII, VIII & IX, shall be conducted by the respective schools during the period of December 2nd to 22nd, 2020 as per the scheme of examination notified by the competent authority. It also instructed Schools not to resume regular classes till the State government notifies it.
A notification issued by the Principal Secretary School Education, Government of Nagaland, Menukhol John said that in consideration of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the State and in the interests of schools and students community the following directives are hereby issued for strict compliance by all schools (both government and private) registered under the department of School Education Nagaland.
The end term assessment for classes I – VII shall be conducted through online/offline mode (distribution or question papers/collection of answer scripts) in batches strictly observing the SOPs (Wearing face masks, hand wash, maintaining social distancing, etc) being notified by the competent authority from time to time.
Students should come to the school for collection of question papers/submission of answer scripts only with written parental consent.
For students who does not have access to smart phones/digital devices to appear the examination online, schools shall make necessary arrangements to assess the students either by sending photocopy of the question paper /assignments to them and then collecting back the answer scripts or any other options which the school consider appropriate strictly observing the SOPs being notified by the competent authority from time to time.
The notification also said that no students from Classes I – VII shall be compelled to come to school for appearing the end term assessment.
Schools should make all possible efforts to reach out to their students and assess them in the best possible fair manner.
The mark of the assessment shall be recorded in the PCR book of the students of all the classes. Government schools will have to submit the results of classes I – VII to respective DEOs/SDEOs and DoSE on or before January 22, 2021, in the format which will be issued by the Department.
The class VIII board examination for government schools shall be conducted by the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) during the period of December 2 – 22, 2020. Private schools shall follow the guidelines issued by the NBSE for the class VIII examination.
Class IX board examination shall be conducted by the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) during the period of December 2 – 22, 2020. Details for the conduct of the examination shall be notified by the NBSE.
Admission for the academic session 2021 shall commence in January 2021 after the submission of results.
Provisions for re-test and remedial measures for class V as per the RTE act should be followed by all schools, it added.