Karnataka SSLC exams start amid COVID-19 pointers; over 8.40 lakh college students seem

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New Delhi: The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) on Thursday (June 25) organised the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination wherein over 8.40 lakh college students appeared amid COVID-19 measures like one scholar per bench and cap on their quantity per classroom.

The state authorities determined to conduct the SSLC or the Class X board exams amid COVID-19 fears, ignoring the opposition’s attraction to place them on maintain until the coronavirus is introduced beneath complete management.

Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa mentioned on Thursday there was no connection between the lockdown and the SSLC exams, including they might go on as per schedule.

Earlier, the KSEEB has mentioned that as many as 8,48,203 college students would take up the examination at 2,879 examination centres. The Karnataka Board has additionally deployed over 1 lakh officers to conduct the exams.

According to experiences, college students as we speak got here to the examination centres as early as 7 am, they usually had been allowed inside after present process thermal screening and sanitising their fingers. The KSEEB has said that every classroom could have round 18 to 20 college students. 

Students had been additionally instructed to put on masks and preserve bodily distance. Students appeared for the primary language examination as we speak and the examination will finish on July 4. 

Students in containment zones and people with signs reminiscent of cough, chilly and fever had been reportedly supplied N95 masks and made to sit down in one other classroom and write the examination.

Karnataka’s Minister for Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar is quoted as saying, “My deep gratitude to parents for their faith in the government, and heartfelt thanks to teaching and other govt staff members, police for their tireless work and dedication. Children will fondly remember their care for a long time to come.” 

Earlier, the examination was scheduled to be held in March 27 however was postponed for an indefinite interval after the COVID-19 induced lockdown got here into drive.