Kerala Board Exam 2020: Students who miss exam starting 26th May can appear for SAY exam as regular students

Created On: May 24, 2020 15:57 IST
Modified on : May 24, 2020 15:57 IST
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Kerala Board Exam 2020: With Kerala SSLC Exam 2020 and Kerala HSE Exam 2020 for Plus One and Plus Two students starting form 26th May, many concerned and parents have reached out to the government and Kerala Pareeksha Bhawan about the safety of the students’ health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the Keral Education Minister has assured parents that as part of the preparations for all safety guidelines and precautions that are being outlined by the health ministry and state government will be followed during the examination. In addition to this, the education department has also clarified that students who miss their exams held in May, will be allowed to reappear for the exams during SAY  -  ‘Save A Year’ to be held later. Kerala SSLC, Plus 1 and Plus 2 Public Examinations 2020 would begin from May 26 and be completed in 5 days – by May 30.

SAY Exams for Regular Students

Typically SAY – Save A Year Exams for the Kerala Board Students is held for students who are unable to clear the public examination in regular mode. However, considering the special circumstances of this year, Kerala Government will be allowing regular students who miss SSLC and Plus Two Exams starting from 26th May 2020, to appear for the same during SAY Exams at a later date. This is an important decision as it will allow students to who are concerned about their health to skip the exam for now and appear for them later on.

Sanitization of Schools Underway

While allowing students to appear for SAY Exams are regular students, Kerala education minister Professor C Raveendranath has also said that the education department is taking all the necessary precautions and implementing all the guidelines for safe conduct of the exams. He also added that schools across the state are being sanitized and prepared for the conduct of the exams and to restore normalcy before the examinations. Education Department has also roped in teachers’ representatives and parent-teacher association members to build confidence and trust among the students. Also, fire department in all districts has been given orders to carry out complete disinfection of the school premises.

Precautionary Measures for Exams

To help students stay clam and focused on the exams, the state government has urged parents to sensitize students for the same. At schools which have been deemed as exam centres, the state government would be running thermal scans and providing students with hand sanitizers during the exam period. Schools have also been instructed to transport students to schools for the examination completely free of cost. State Government would bear the cost of transportation of students to and from the exam centres.

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