The Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar on Tuesday (April 20) confirmed that the SSLC exams will be held as per schedule, i.e. from June 21 to July 5.
Besides, for students of classes 1-9, a comprehensive evaluation programme will be held to decide on their promotions.
Kumar announced, “Students (of classes 1 to 9) must not be asked to physically attend the examinations. The evaluation and the result announcement must be a tool, only for assessing the learning capabilities of the children. Unachieved learning outcomes will be addressed as part of the bridge course during the commencement of next academic year.”
The summer holidays will begin for classes 1 to 8 from May 1 to June 14. Classes for the next academic year will begin on June 15, which includes primary schools offering classes for classes 7 and 8 as well, Kumar added.
For students of classes 9 and 10, summer vacation will begin from May 1 to July 14.
“The academic year 2021-22 will commence for high schools from July 15,” he announced.
The state government has also decided to provide summer holidays for high school teachers from June 15 to July 14. Although Kumar clarified that these decisions were “subjected to revision as per the directions of the State Government from time to time as per Covid-19 protocols.”
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