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Reputed Private School in Kolkata Asks Students to Get Fake COVID Certificates

A reputed private school in Kolkata on Wednesday asked those students’ parents, who would appear for the remaining ICSE and ISC exams in July, to get negative coronavirus certificates for their wards. According to officials, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has allowed students to appear from the city in which they are currently in for the pending board exams and has also given candidates the option to take up the exams later during the compartment tests. The examinations postpone in view of a nationwide lockdown scheduled to take place between 1 and 14 July.

This move is important for candidates ‘and others’ safety to be present during exams. As the institute is located in a containment zone, Principal of St Augustine’s Day School, R S Gasper, told PTI. The note, signed by the principal, called on parents. It is to send the students’ COVID-19 test result at the school by June 25. The notice also mentioned that if a candidate would not wish to write the tests. The Pre-Board marks approve for the remaining exam. Also, the results of the candidate will be based on it.

The consent to appear for exams is in school by June 19. ICSE Schools Association of Heads source said that no school had also put up such a condition. It is for ISC or ICSE exam candidates able to write the remaining papers to his knowledge.

Another school’s head wondered how the test result submitted on July 25 could be valid on July 1. As those tests must be taken 48 hours earlier. CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon failed to make phone calls.

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