Test centres to have all precautions in place
Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has confirmed that the state’s SSLCexams will be conducted and there is no question of a cancellation.
In a video conference on Monday with district deputy directors of education, he was told that the children are eager to know their exam dates, so the test centres should immediately work on all necessary safety measures.
The minister said students who are take the SSLC exam should be provided with masks and sanitizers, and thermal inspection should be done at every entry point.
“The video conference with the DDPIs was to collect information. It has been directed that students with fever symptoms will sit in a separate room. Also, the necessary desks and benches should be collected from nearby schools to create a good test environment for the students. We will announce the new date in a few days,” the minister said.
The minister ordered the preparation of a comprehensive programme, including the relocation of test centres in containment zones, setting up of sub-centres, reduced number of children in each examination room, and mandatory CCTV and medical facilities at each centre. Also, students who have moved to different areas will be given the opportunity to write the exams at nearby test centres.
The SSLC examinations were scheduled from March 21 to April 4, for which around 8.41 lakh students had registered. Later, the exams were rescheduled to start from April 20. They got postponed yet again when the Central government extended the lockdown till May 3.