While most public schools are waiting to complete practical exams, Sakhawat Memorial School will begin online classes for board students on June 16 so programs can be completed.
Schools, which held offline classes on Monday and Tuesday, such as La Martiniere Girls’ and Boys’ and Laxmipat Singhania Academy, also moved classes online from Wednesday, as did DPS Newtown. Birla High will hold online classes from kindergarten to class VIII but classes IX to XII will have to physically attend the school. The Techno India Group public school, Garia, also conducts offline courses.
St Xavier’s Collegiate School, DPS Ruby Park and Birla High, which had lined up exams after reopening on June 15, now planned to schedule tests after June 27.
In public schools, students in class XI are still waiting to be promoted to class XII because the practical exams have not been completed. The West Bengal Council of HS Education had ordered exams to be completed by June 30 and results to be released by July 7, but the dates have been moved to July 11 and July 18. After being promoted to Class XII in mid-July, HS candidates would have barely two or three months to attend classes, several officials said.
Sakhawat Principal Papia Nag Sinha Mahapatra said: “From Kindergarten to Class XII, students will be taking offline lessons from June 16. Class XII students need special care and lots of lessons. to cover the two years of learning gap, so we prepared a class schedule.” Others, like Sanskrit Collegiate and Bethune, have started online classes up to class X. Hare School is planning online classes, but the Hindu school is following government advice. Ballygunge Govt teachers are taking online lessons as needed.