“The increasing covid cases in the state coupled with the concerns of parent-students and many school associations has led to this decision. A suitable call will be taken after the second wave of Covid -19 dies down,” said the minister, also appealing to the students not to get disheartened and continue with their preparations.
Around 8 lakh students take SSLC exams every year. The Association of Primary and Secondary Schools of Karnataka had asked the state government to postpone the exam as several teachers were falling ill and schools were unable to hold online classes for grade 10 students.
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“We welcome the decision to postpone the exam. Once the second wave is in control, we will participate and complete the SSLC exam with due cooperation and responsibility,” said D Shashi Kumar, secretary of the association.