Karnataka High Court has received a Public Interest Litigation regarding Karnataka SSLC Exams 2021. The petition objects to the decision of the state government to conduct SSLC exams during the ongoing COVID 19 situation. Citing the example of other boards like CBSE, ICSE and most state boards, the plea suggested that the state government should consider other options for the assessment of SSLC students.
The PIL, filed by SV Singh Gowda, seeks to quash the notification issued by the state government on its decision to conduct the SSLC exams for this academic year. The petition points out the reasons to cancel SSLC exams and pass all students.
The petition stated children are facing difficulty through online mode of studies. It pointed that only some educational institutions might have conducted online classes and there is no such facility in rural areas. Not even a single class was held conducted in some areas, it added.
Further, it mentioned that many families have suffered emotionally and psychologically because of COVID 19 deaths of family members and relatives. Thus, conducting exams in these circumstances is bad. It also said that conducting exams would risk the lives of SSLC students as delta plus variant has already entered the state.
The state government announced SSLC 2021 exam dates in June. The exams are scheduled to conduct of July 19 and July 22. The evaluation of students will be on the basis of one combined exam of Maths, Science and Social Sciences and separate exam on languages. The question paper will carry MCQ based questions. Hall tickets for SSLC examination were released on June 30 on the official website- sslc.karnataka.gov.in.
Karnataka government has issued guidelines for conducting the examination. In order to maintain social distancing, only 12 students will be allotted to one exam hall. As per reports, around 8 lakh students will appear for the SSLC examination this year.