According to a report, Karnataka’s Primary and Secondary Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar said that Class 10 students from the state will be given a crash course for a week before the SSLC or Class 10 annual examination.
Last week, minister said, the school education department has decided to promote class 7 and 8 students without any exams in the wake of lockdown aimed at controlling the spread of corvid-19.
The minister also said, Class 9 students will be promoted based on formative and summative assessment during their class tests.
The minister said, “There will be too much of a gap between classes conducted and the exam now. So we have decided to have a review of subjects for a week or so. This will help students revise the subjects and be better prepared for the exam.”
The Karnataka SSLC exam was scheduled to be held between March 27 and April 9, and over eight lakh students had registered for the exam.
Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) postponed the SSLC examinations as a preventive measure for coronavirus outbreak.
Karnataka has also postponed the Common Entrance Test for vocations courses, which was scheduled to take place on April22 and April 23 in view of the prevailing COVID-19 and lockdown.