SSLC exams will NOT BE CANCELLED says education minister

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Karnataka Class 10 Board Exam 2021 News Today: Amidst the spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the CBSE, CISCE and various other state boards have decided to cancel the class 10 board exams. The CBSE and CISCE have decided to postpone the class 12 board exams as of now. However, the Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has said that the Karnataka class 10 Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exam will be held as per schedule.

As per a report by IANS, the Karnataka Education Minister after a high-level meeting on Tuesday said that the class 10 SSLC exams would not be cancelled or postponed and will be held as per schedule. Incidentally, the Karnataka class 10 exam 2021is scheduled to take place from June 21, 2021.

Last week, the Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar tweeted from his official twitter handle to inform that no decision regarding the cancellation of the Karnataka SSLC exam 2021 has been taken so far. In the tweet, he said, ““The state has not decided anything in respect to cancellation of SSLC exams. A suitable decision will be made in future considering all parameters.” The clarification from the state education minister came at a time when there were speculations that the Karnataka board exams can be cancelled or postponed like the CBSE and several other state boards.

As stated earlier, the CBSE, CISCE and various other state boards have already cancelled the class 10 board exams. In case of the CBSE class 10 board exam candidates, the results will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be decided by the board. The Karnataka government has come up with a promotion evaluation system for the students from classes one to nine. S Suresh Kumar said, “Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Programme will be the deciding factor for promotion of children of classes One to Ninth Standard.”

The Karnataka Education Minister highlighted the fact that the evaluation and the result announcement must be a tool, only for assessing the learning capabilities of the children. The key features of the scheme are that the children “must not be asked to physically attend the examinations.” The schools have also been instructed to complete the result process by April 30, 2021.