Bengaluru: Putting an end to the confusion, the State Government yesterday deferred the SSLC examinations that were scheduled to begin from Mar. 27 in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
This apart, the Government has also deferred the PU examination (English) which was due today. Taking stock of the epidemic situation across the State, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa ordered deferring of examination followed by a statement by the Education Minister Suresh Kumar.
A fresh time-table will be announced in the first week of April. According to S.R. Umashankar, Principal Secretary, Primary and Secondary Education Department, following the lockdown in nine districts, the decision to defer the II PU exam was also taken by the Department.
Sources in the Education Department revealed that over 8.48 lakh students have registered for SSLC exams and over 6 lakh students have been appearing for II PU exams. The State Government which had assigned additional work to teachers despite declaring holiday to schools on Sunday announced a holiday to teachers and PU lecturers, until Mar. 31.