Bengaluru: Students throughout Karnataka took the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination or Class 10 exams, which started on Monday, amid Covid issues. As many as 876,000 candidates have registered for the SSLC examination this yr. The subsequent examination will probably be held on Thursday (July 22). The examination has been minimize brief this yr as a result of second wave of Covid-19 infections.

On Monday, the examination for core topics – science, social science and arithmetic are being performed. On Thursday, college students must write three of their language papers comparable to Kannada, English, Hindi, Sanskrit.

Several examination centres within the state arrange a grand entry for college kids, with balloons, decorations and working lights in some locations. This yr, 4,885 examination centres have been arrange throughout the state. At the request of the division of schooling, the transport division ran devoted buses for SSLC college students, which included buses to move college students coming from Kerala to Mangaluru.

According to the SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure) launched by the federal government, every class ought to solely have a most of 12 college students, one per bench, throughout the examination and every centre can have two rooms particularly devoted to college students who confirmed any Covid-19 signs comparable to fever, cough or chilly.

At least 58 college students, who’ve examined optimistic for Covid-19 took the exams, stated a communication from the division of schooling. According to the division, measures have been taken to make sure that college students who’ve examined optimistic are allowed to jot down exams from a Covid care centre located of their respective taluks.

Health employees in PPEs ran nasal swab checks for college kids who travelled from Goa to their examination centres. Students elsewhere had been checked for temperature and made to sanitise their arms upon entry. Scouts and guides lecturers and college students had been seen at examination centres, serving to preserve the security protocols comparable to social distancing and hand sanitisation.

While Covid posed the most important concern for fogeys in a number of elements of the state, within the coastal area, which has been witnessing heavy rainfall, particular companies had been performed to Transport college students. “In one case, boat services were provided to two students in Dakshin Kannada district… in many places, we had deployed government cars to transport students,” Karnataka schooling minister Suresh Kumar stated.

In one other incident, in Kalburgi district, the street main to a college was broken because of heavy rains on Sunday. “In Chinamachooda village, officials worked day and night to repair the road and all students were able to attend the exam without any trouble. They have done a wonderful job,” Kumar stated.

In a separate incident, a hearth broke out within the laboratory of a college close to Ullal in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka on Monday. Fire service personnel rushed to the spot and extinguished the fireplace, police added.

Talking in regards to the incident, Kumar stated {that a} brief circuit prompted the fireplace. “No harm was caused because of the fire incident. Our officials, fire department and senior police officers have visited the location and reported the same. Soon after all 34 students were shifted to a degree located next to the building and the examination was not interrupted,” he stated.

He additionally added {that a} 55-year-old man working with the police division too was amongst those that took the SSLC examination.

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