COVID-19 effect: Tripura reduces 30% syllabi for 10 and 12 board students
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Given the situation arised due to COVID-19 outbreak, Tripura secondary education board has reduced syllabus for class 10 and 12 by 30% for the 2022 board examinations. State’s secondary education board president Dr Bhabatosh Saha, said “Students, who would appear for the class 10 and 12 board examinations in 2022, will write exams on 70% of their syllabi. This decision was taken recently eyeing the pandemic,” said Dr Saha, president of Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE)

“The reduction of syllabi will be applicable for the board candidates next year”, Saha added.

This is the second consecutive year when the syllabus in schools under the board have been reduced for selected classes due to the problems caused by the pandemic. In academic session 2020-2021, students of classes 9 to 12 followed 30% curtailed syllabi.

All the educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities in Tripura are closed since April this year due to rise in Covid-19 infections in the second wave of the pandemic.

The secondary education board initially postponed class 10 and 12 examinations this year for all students of academic session 2020-2021 and later said examinations will only be conducted in selected subjects. However, a final decision on the matter has not been taken so far.

Besides, most zoos across the eight northeastern states have either been shut or the authorities have taken a series of strict measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among the captive animals.

The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has given a series of safety guidelines to the state zoo authorities for the zoos in the light of the increasing number of cases of SARS-CoV-2. According to the experts, the SARS-CoV-2 virus causes the infectious coronavirus disease.

Tripura's Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Dvijendra Kumar Sharma told IANS that the most famous zoo within the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary and Clouded Leopard National Park in western Tripura's Sepahijala district was closed in view of the rising cases of nCoV during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.

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