Haryana: Students can seek admission in Class XI through WhatsApp amid COVID-19 pandemic

08:48 AM Jul 13, 2020 | Agencies
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Students who have passed class X from Board of School Education Haryana and want to enroll in class XI in the state's government schools can send their class X result and necessary documents to the principal of school concerned on WhatsApp and seek admission. Students are also not required to submit any fee currently.

As per the official release of the Haryana Chief Minister's Office (CMO), the decision is taken in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is in the interest of the students.

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"As per this initiative of the State Government in view of the safety of students, the students will get admission to class XI while staying at their homes," Haryana Education Minister, Kanwar Pal said.

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The Education Minister congratulated Class X students of Board of School Education Haryana for their best results. This time the pass percentage of regular students has been 64.59 per cent, while it was 57.39 per cent in the year 2019 and 51.15 per cent in the year 2018.

He also urged the teachers to stay in touch with their class students.

Meanwhile, Haryana on Sunday reported 658 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 21,240.

According to the state's health department, the total figure includes 15,983 recoveries and 4,965 active cases.

The state's COVID-19 death toll now stands at 301.

With the highest single-day spike of 28,637 cases and 551 fatalities in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 8,49,553 on Sunday even as the recovery rate marginally improved to 62.93 per cent.

According to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, this includes 2,92,258 active cases, and 5,34,621 cured and discharged or migrated patients. The toll due to the disease has reached 22,674 in the country.

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