Published: 22nd March 2020
Karnataka government postpones SSLC exams amidst COVID-19
Suresh Kumar S, Primary and Secondary Education Minister posted a video on Facebook in which he stated that this decision has been taken in the interest of students and their health
On Sunday morning, BS Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka instructed Suresh Kumar S, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, to postpone the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations for class X students. The exams which were supposed to begin from March 27 will now be held on rescheduled dates. More than 70,000 students will be appearing for the SSLC exams this year.
However, the last PU II examination will take place on March 23, Monday. Previously, the education minister had announced that the exams for class VII, VIII and IX were postponed until March 31, 2020.
The minister said that he will take a call and announce the revised dates in the first week of April. A previous order issued by the Department of Public Instruction stated that students will be on study holidays until the exam date is announced. This applies to all state and central boards including ICSE, CBSE, IGCSE and IB.