AMARAVATI: Amidst the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Andhra Pradesh just like every other state is in complete lockdown. The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday, announced that final exams for students from class 6 to 9 would be cancelled, and all students are to be passed and promoted to the next grade.  Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh announced that state government has taken a decision to promote students of Class VI to IX to the next class without any examinations for this year.

Speaking to the media, the Minister said that the state government and school managements won't be able to conduct exams for students due to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown.

On the other hand, the state government had postponed the SSC board exams which were scheduled to be held from March 31st. The Minister advised students not to worry about the dates and assured that the schedule would be announced after a review meeting which will be held on March 31st.

He even added that the school authorities have decided to provide lunch to the children directly to their homes as schools were closed due to the lockdown. Village Volunteers are in the process of providing lunch to students at their homes.

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