Suresh Kumar

Board exams won’t be held in March, says Karnataka Education Minister

December 22, 2020

The Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar on Monday, December 21, 2020 said that the board exams for classes 10 and 12 won’t be held in March. During a phone-in programme with a Kannada news channel, the minister stated that a detailed calendar of events for this academic year will be out in a few days.

He also responded to queries from the public over uncertainty in reopening of schools, effectiveness of online teaching and lack of time for students to consult teachers.

He tried to allay the fears and said the students preparing for board exams need not worry. He said, “The examinations will not be held in March.”

The minister assured the parents that the time table for both the exams will be finalised in a week after consulting department officials, school and teachers’ associations.

Kumar added that the syllabus “will be cut according to the number of academic days available. This will also be finalised along with the exam time table.”

The Karnataka government had earlier announced schools for classes 10 and 12 as well as pre-university colleges will reopen from January 1, 2021. The decision was taken following a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday, December 19, 2020. Recommendations from the state’s Technical Advisory Committee were also considered.

Source: Deccan Herald

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