Without the final exams for the 2020 academic session, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) has decided to promote the students of classes 6 to 9 to the next class. The decision has been taken by the WBBSE considering the challenges being faced by the students due to the continuing pandemic. A WBBSE statement said that whenever the classes begin regularly after the reopening of schools, the teachers will have to first revise the old syllabus completely in the interest of students.
The WBBSE statement also said that the schools were requested to make their students ready for MP-2021 by taking mock tests if required while referring to the decision of the government about not holding the selection test for Uchha Madhyamik (Class 12) and WBBSE Madhyamik (Class 10) candidates.
To reopen the West Bengal schools, the state government is still mulling. Recently, Partha Chatterjee, West Bengal education minister, said that the government will take a call on the issue after the situation of coronavirus improves. Further, Mr. Chatterjee had said that as recommended by the syllabus committee on the reduction of the syllabus by 30% of Uchha Madhyamik (Class 12) and Madhyamik (Class 10) and curriculum will be curtailed as the pandemic had forced the closure of campuses since the third week of March.