Coronavirus: State government cancels exams for class 7, 8, 9

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SHP)

Bengaluru, Apr 2: In a major announcement by the Karnataka government on Thursday, examinations for students of Class 7, 8, 9 that were scheduled to be held on April 14 stand cancelled following the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, a revised time table for the SSLC exams after April 14 will be announced by the government.

Briefing the students, parents and teachers through a video message, Primary and Secondary Education minister S Suresh Kumar said, “If any student fails to clear this internal process, the school will utilise the present vacation period for providing remedial intervention."

Minister Suresh Kumar

“The children will be promoted without exams and all students of 7th and 8th standard will be promoted without conditions. The 9th standard students will also be promoted based on the summative and formative assessment evaluation conducted at the school level itself," he added.

The minister also announced that a decision on holding the last examination for second PUC students will also be taken after April 14.

The government stated that every decision taken is a precautionary measure to curb the growing cases of coronavirus. 


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