Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020 to be held as per schedule from 25th June, Schools may reopen in Aug, says Education Minister

Created On: Jun 10, 2020 08:02 IST
Modified on : Jun 10, 2020 08:02 IST

Karnataka SSLC Exam 2020 on Schedule: Amid rising concerns around holding of Class 10 Board Exams, Karnataka School Education Minister S Suresh Kumar clarified that Karantaka SSLC Exam 2020 will be held as per schedule starting from 25th June 2020. He also added that the state government is considering reopening of schools for in-person classes in August 2020. The clarification regarding the SSLC Exams 2020 comes amid rising speculation and rumours about cancellation of exams after TN and Pudducherry decided to cancel the pending Class 10 exams yesterday citing the wide spread of COVID-19 and to avoid putting lives of students at risk.

SSLC Exams Scheduled from 25th June

According to the revised exam schedule issued by the KSEEB in consultation with Karnataka Government, the SSCL Exams 2020 for Class 10 students is scheduled to be held from 25th June 2020. The exam for Class 10 students will continue until 4th July 2020. Talking about the risk exposure to the students who would be appearing for SSLC Exams 2020, the School Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said that the decision to hold the exams was taken after deliberating with several experts and keeping in mind the best interests of the students. He also added that the state government has made all the necessary arrangements and will be following the necessary precautions and guidelines for the holding of the exams.

Schools to Reopen in August 2020

Furthermore, clarifying the point about reopening of schools, the education minister said that as of now there is no decision regarding reopening of schools. He said that at this juncture there is neither a ‘decision nor any intention’ to reopen schools. Education Minister also added that when the decision to reopen schools is taken, it will be done in a phased manner with High school first, then middle school or higher primary

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