New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: Amid the rise in coronavirus cases across the country, the Karnataka government on Wednesday announced that the Karnataka Education board will conduct the SSLC (class 10th board examinations) from tomorrow, (June 25) in the state.

Announcing the exams, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said that the SSLC exams in the state will be conducted from tomorrow, June 25 till July 4. He also said that over 8 lakh students will be appearing for the exams tomorrow and arrangements are being done to ensure proper social distancing at the exam centres.

Sriramulu also said that the students coming from the containment zones will be given special attention and will be carefully handled.

“SSLC exams to take place tomorrow. About 8,48,203 students will write the exam. Social Distancing&mask required. Minister of Education&I have already held a lot of meetings. Students from containment zones will be carefully handled”, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said as reported by news agency ANI.

 

Meanwhile, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have cancelled the class 10th exams and decided to promote the candidates to the next level in view of the pandemic.

On the re-opening of schools in Karnataka, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar had earlier said, "At the most, we may take a decision after August in this regard (about opening the schools). In our cabinet meeting too, we shall discuss it and then take a call."

 

According to a Times of India report, the authorities have decided that the exam centres will be opened three hours prior to the start of the examination at 10:30 am. The early opening of exam centres will help the students to identify their rooms and settle after the mandatory health check-up at the exam centres.  

The examination was supposed to take place on 27 March and was put on hold due to coronavirus lockdown, and it was decided it would be conducted on 25 June.

Posted By: Talib Khan