Amid the rising coronavirus COVID-19 instances in Karnataka, over eight lakh college students seem for his or her Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or 10th commonplace exams, which resumed on Thursday (June 25) onwards.
Karnataka Primary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar visited an examination centre in Bengaluru to take inventory of the scenario. It is anticipated that 8,48,203 college students would to sit down for the examinations.
The Karnataka authorities’s choice to conduct SSLC exams led robust protests by mother and father and political events and several other mother and father got here to the examination centres on Wednesday to examine the social distancing norms adopted on the examination centres.
Meanwhile, a legal miscellaneous petition has been filed by an NGO in opposition to Minister Kumar for conducting the exams amid the outbreak. The petitioner has sought the registration an FIR in opposition to the minister.
Interestingly, Karnataka’s neighbouring states like Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have cancelled their board exams because of coronavirus pandemic conserving in thoughts the security of the scholars.
The state authorities’s choice to conduct the exams has left many shocked as a result of it has come at a time when the Karnataka authorities is planning to impose a second spherical of lockdown in Bengaluru to curb the unfold of the virus within the metropolis. Karnataka’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 10,000-mark on Wednesday.
The SSLC exams shall be held throughout 2879 centres within the state. The state authorities has arrange further 330 centres to take care of social distancing norms. Students from containment zones may even be allowed to sit down within the exams. According to Karnataka authorities, these having signs of the virus shall be seated in separate rooms.
Students have been requested to put on a masks all through the examination and convey their very own water bottles.
Former chief minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) chief HD Kumaraswamy stated the exams ought to have been postponed because of coronavirus outbreak.