SSLC Exams to be held in June tentatively, says Karnataka Minister

SSLC Exams to be held in June tentatively, says Karnataka Minister

BENGALURU:  The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education on Tuesday, said the department plans on holding the class 10 state board exam or the SSLC examination in the third or fourth week of June.

However, he said the final time table will be announced by him in 20 to 30 days’ time.   

Apart from iterating measures that the officials are asked to take to maintain a safe environment, he asked them to ensure sanitizers at the examination centre along with social distancing and urged examinees to wear their masks.

While at present Doordarshan’s Chandana channel is telecasting Math and Science classes in Kannada for students to revise, by the first week of June, English classes will begin on the television channel, he added.

The decision to proceed with the exam, he pointed out, was inspired by the enthusiasm for it by the students themselves, some said they do not want to be called the ‘corona-pass’ batch.

As the situation of the state due to the outbreak of coronavirus is not very convincing there are a few guidelines that are issued by the ministry. The guidelines have been provided by the Primary Education Minister to all Deputy Directors of various Education departments of state.

“Sanitisers, masks, screening, and all guidelines will be followed at exam halls,” said S Suresh Kumar in a statement. The same had been adopted by a university in HongKong while it conducted its entrance examination. Karnataka has reported 651 COVID-19 positive cases so far, informed the State Health Department yesterday.

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