Published: 12th March 2020
SSLC exam: Karnataka Education Dept allows students to carry insulin for Type-1 diabetes in the exam hall
More than 70,000 students will be writing the SSLC exam that is set to begin on March 27 and end on April 9, 2020
With the Karnataka Board Class 10 exams beginning on March 27, the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) is gearing in all the ways especially in securing the question papers so that they don't leak. However, a few days ago, parents and students expressed their concern over carrying medicine inside the exam hall if they have Type-1 diabetes. Suresh Kumar, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education had instructed KSEEB officials to write a letter about this to the Department of Public Instructions to seek permission.
Yesterday, the Department of Public Instructions gave permission to KSEEB. As per the release from KSEEB, students who are suffering from Type-1 Diabetes are supposed to get a letter from the doctor and show it to the invigilator in the exam hall. Then they will be allowed to carry insulin pump and medications in the exam centre/hall. The release also stated that it is for the first time that the KSEEB has taken this decision in the interest of students.
Apart from this, there were also calls and letters from students who are dumb and mute and communicate only through sign language. The KSEEB has instructed the in-charge person of the exam centres to check if there are such students allocated to write exams in their centre. In such a case, they have to mandatorily appoint a teacher who can communicate with these students in sign language to clear their confusions so that they can write their exam without any tension or fear.