Petition Challenging Kerala State's Decision to Conduct board exams from today onwards dismissed by Kerala HC

Created On: May 26, 2020 11:08 IST
Modified on : May 26, 2020 11:08 IST
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Kerala High Court on Monday dismissed a petition challenging the state government's decision to conduct the Kerala Board SSLC and Plus Two Examination from today in the wake of the COVID-19 situation. The petition against conducting the exams was filed by PS Anil from Todupuzhs in Idukki District. 

The Kerala state government will be conducting the class 10 and 12 board examinations from today onwards. The examinations are being conducted for the pending examinations which were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.  

The Division Bench headed by Chief Justice S Mamnikumar stated that the necessary activities must be undertaken under the lockdown situation. The court added that there is no complete shutdown and the state government has informed the court that the examinations will be conducted by the board with all the necessary precautions. 

The State Chief Minister had earlier as well stated that all the necessary arrangements are in place for conducting the remaining class 10 and 12 Kerala board examinations from May 26 to 30, 2020. 

Many of the state governments have decided to move ahead with the board examinations amidst the lockdown by taking all the necessary precautionary measures. The Central Board of Secondary Education has also released the date sheet for the pending class 10 and 12 board examinations which were postponed earlier. Guidelines have also been issued by the CBSE to be followed while conducting the class 10 and 12 board examinations.

Some other states on the other hand have begun the evaluation process of the examinations which have been done with. The measures are being taken in order to release the results as soon as possible and move ahead with the further admission procedures especially the class 12 results which are a factor for the higher education admissions. 

According to the guidelines issued by the UGC, the new academic session for the fresh graduates are to begin from September 1, 2020.

Also Read: After Lockdown, Schools to reopen zone-wise with only 30% attendance, Primary Schools to open Later, suggest Guidelines

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