The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) will declare the result for class 12 board exams on the basis of the best of five scores obtained by students in class 10 board exams. For students, who would not be satisfied with the marks given to them by the Madhya Pradesh Board, can opt for written exams that will be held at a later stage, when the situation is conducive.
The decision came after several meetings between the Group of Ministers (GoM) and the committee of officials. As many as 12 meetings were held earlier, but it is only now that the formula for class 12 results has been devised. The exams were canceled earlier due to the pandemic. Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar had said that while devising the formula, the board is considering every option “for a better future of the students".
A formula for calculating class 12 marks were earlier devised by including the marks of class 10th, 11th, and Half-yearly class 12th exams, but was canceled later. The committee also suggested that class 11 marks should not considered while preparing the class 12 results and should be on the basis of class 10 and class 12 half-yearly examination marks.
Meanwhile, it is expected that the MP government could open schools with regular classes from July as fresh cases of infections have dwindled. Different plans are being discussed for different classes, according to sources. Students of classes 9 to 12 could be asked to attend schools on alternate days.
The school admissions are scheduled to begin from July 1 as well, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said during a presentation with a group of Ministers. However, classes will continue to be held in online mode. The higher class students could be asked to attend schools on alternate days, as per sources.
School education will be offered through television and online mode, for the time being, Chouhan said. Students will be provided with worksheets with the help of WhatsApp groups.
Before schools are reopened and offline classes start, the faculty and staff members of schools will have to be vaccinated, he added.
The state government has earlier sought for suggestions from educationists, parents, children, NGOs, the public, and all stakeholders as well as district disaster management committees regarding the reopening of schools.