Karnataka government has decided to conduct Karnataka SSLC Exams 2020 in June. However, the decision made by the government was not taken very well by a group of experts.
The experts have requested the CM of Karnataka to cancel the Karnataka SSLC Exams 2020 and promote all students.
According to the revised Karnataka SSLC exam timetable 2020, the examinations will now be conducted from June 25 to July 4, 2020.
As many as 8,48,192 students have registered for the same. However, a group of experts is opposing the conduction of the Karnataka SSLC examination amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The group including intellectuals and educationists have written a letter to CM BS Yediyurappa asking the government to cancel the Class 10 Board examination and promote every student.
The group also listed scientific reasons to the CM for cancellation of exams which are to be commenced from June 25.
According to the letter, “There are close to 8.5 lakh students and 2.5 lakh staff involved. If we include parents who would drop their kids at the exam centre, around 30 lakh people will be involved in the process, making it a risky affair.
Furthermore, the letter read, “Though the government has said that it will separate the students with fever or other ailments, will students admit to having fever? What if they consume paracetamol and come to write exams?”
The letter also asked whether the government will conduct supplementary exams for those students who would fail.
As conducting exams come at a huge cost of Rs 20 Cr to Rs 25 crores. In order to curb the expenses, the exams should be cancelled and all students should be promoted.
Meanwhile, the Board has decided to not allow students residing in the containment zones in the state to appear for the examination.
These students can appear for the Board examination at the time of supplementary examinations conducted by the Board.