Published: 20th March 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic: Kerala postpones all University, school examinations
A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday
The Kerala government has decided to postpone all examinations, including final examinations for classes eight and nine, the class X and XII board exams and examinations conducted by various state universities, in the wake of the COVID-19 threat.
A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday. Fresh dates will be announced after assessing the COVID-19 situation. Even though the Union government had ordered the postponement of all examinations on Thursday, the state government had decided to go ahead as only three examinations remained for SSLC and Higher Secondary.
The SSLC and Higher Secondary examinations are being held simultaneously for the first time ever in the state, in the forenoon session. The remaining exams were slated to be held on March 23, 24, 26. At the high-level meeting, it was decided that it was not proper to go ahead with the examinations, even though with COVID-19 precautions, as it would go against the Centre's directive.