SSLC exams: Karnataka education dept faces Hijab challenge

Team Udayavani, Mar 26, 2022, 2:50 PM IST

Bengaluru: With the SSLC examinations scheduled to begin from March 28, the Karnataka education department is faced with the challenge of conducting the board exams smoothly amid the hijab issue in the state.

The state government has already announced that students wearing hijab will not be allowed to take up exams and asked them to follow the court order on uniform. To ensure smooth conduct of exams, tight police security will be made near the examination centres.

Quoting sources in the police department, a IANS report states that even after government order following the court verdict, the students will attempt to write exams wearing hijab and when they will be stopped, there will be chaos near the examination centers. The situation need to be handled properly to ensure that students attending exams are not disturbed, they say.

This year as many as 8,73,846 students have enrolled for SSLC exams.

The exams will be conducted in 3,444 centres across the state. CCTV cameras have been installed in all examination centres and prohibitory orders will be clamped in and around them.

Speaking about the board examinations, Education Minister B.C. Nagesh informed that unlike the last two years, the students will not be passed if they do not obtain minimum passing marks this time. He further added that the board has relaxed Covid regulations for students and wearing of face masks is not mandatory in examination halls. However, the examination halls would be sanitised and social distance will be maintained.



With IANS inputs


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