Karnataka PUC leads to July-end, SSLC in early August

BENGALURU: Examination outcomes of the Karnataka Pre-College Course (PUC) board and the Secondary Faculty Leaving Certificates (SSLC) board could be declared in July final week and August first week, respectively, a minister mentioned on Monday.

“We’ll attempt to declare the outcomes of PUC exams in July final week and SSLC exams in August first week,” state Main and Secondary Schooling Minister S. Suresh Kumar instructed reporters right here.

The final PUC examination in English was held throughout the southern state on June 18 because it couldn’t be held on March 27 as a result of sudden enforcement of lockdown and its subsequent extension until Might 31.

PUC board exams in different topics have been held from March 4-24 throughout the state. About 6 lakh college students appeared for the exams.

The SSLC exams, which started on June 25, might be held until July Three in about 3,000 centres throughout the state. About 8.5 lakh college students registered for the exams being held underneath the Covid-19 cloud.

“SSLC exams in three topics — English, arithmetic and science — have been held up to now. The fourth examination in social science might be held on July 1. Two extra exams might be held in first language (mom tongue) on July 2 and in third language on July 3,” board director V. Sumangala instructed IANS.

As within the arithmetic paper on June 27, round 98 per cent of the scholars appeared for the science paper on Monday.

“There have been no reviews of any pupil being affected by the an infection at any of the examination centres throughout the state,” she mentioned.

As a substitute of giving promotion to college students of Class X and XII because the Central Board of Secondary Schooling (CBSE) and different states have performed, the state authorities determined to carry the exams defying the coronavirus scare.

In a associated improvement, Kumar warned non-public faculties throughout the state in opposition to growing tuition and different charges for college kids on this educational yr, which is but to start as a result of prolonged lockdown brought on by the Covid-19 scare.

“We bought reviews that about 1,150 faculties throughout the state have elevated charges and motion was taken in opposition to 450 of them, as it’s unfair to burden the dad and mom when they’re additionally affected by the pandemic,” Kumar mentioned.

The state schooling division has arrange a helpline for fogeys to complain in opposition to faculties growing charges. An official will tackle the grievances of the dad and mom and the scholars in opposition to such faculties.

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