Coronavirus: Holidays for primary classes from Mar 14; SSLC, PU exams as scheduled

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Mar 13: As a precautionary measure against Coronavirus (COVID-19), classes and exams have been suspended for students studying in classes I to VI with effect from March 14.

According to a circular from Department of Public Instruction of the Karnataka Government, summer holidays have been announced for students from classes I to VI. If exams are yet to be conducted, schools are directed to cancel the exams. Students have to be promoted to the next academic year based on Formative Assessment (FA) and Summative Assessment (SA) and on basis of exam results held up to March 13, 2020, states the circular.

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For students studying in between classes VII to IX, study leave has been announced with effect from March 14. The students are supposed to attend only the exams. The exams have to be completed by March 23, after which summer holidays will commence.

The order is valid for students studying under state board, CBSC, SSLC, ICSE, IGISI, IB boards.

For students of SSLC, exams will be held as per schedule from March 27.

The schools will re-open as per schedule in the next academic year. If students wish to write exams wearing masks, they will be allowed to do so, sates the circular.

Meanwhile, exams of I PUC students are completed and holidays are declared. The II PUC public exam will be held as per schedule. For students of degree colleges, polytechnic colleges and University, holidays are announced till March 28.



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  • Rehan, Kalaburgi

    Mon, Mar 16 2020

    Exam should not be postponed because exam should finish early

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  • Mohd faizan, Bidar

    Sun, Mar 15 2020

    Sslc 10th board exams should also be cancelled because our neighbour city gulbarga founded the first victim to be died from covid19 all over karnataka should cancel the 10th sslc board exams and should be taken in late april or may

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  • Anora, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 14 2020

    I am a parent of Mount Carmel. As per the message sent to me by the school authority,they have declared holiday for classes 1 to 6.

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  • Shany, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 13 2020

    No sense is passing this order by the government, when it says that the exams will continue for std 7 to 9 and 10 and puc as scheduled. Are these children exempted from COVID-19?
    ICSE and CBSE exams of class X and XII are going on since 15 days all over the country and the world too. As rightly said, this is dirty politics. Once they issued order saying exams to be conducted till March 16th, then March 21st, then till March 23rd... How many dates? What a confusion for students and parents and school managements? And finally blame the schools??? Is there an end to such things?

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  • Savitha Dsouza, kulur

    Fri, Mar 13 2020

    Why exams for seventh standard....aren't they children...????

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Mar 13 2020

    In my opinion our politicians who dirty politics are more dangerous than this Corona virus. so far only a few people have died due to virus.....!!!!!???? But due to our politicians cunning act more people have died....!!!!!

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  • Ozzy dsouza, Mannagudda

    Fri, Mar 13 2020

    Really, why these schools are going against government directive. Severe fine and punishment required for management of these schools.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, Mar 13 2020

    Good decision during the time of pandemic

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