Karnataka postpones II PU exams, I PU students to be promoted without exams

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The Karnataka authorities on Tuesday determined to postpone the second-year Pre-University (II PU) board examinations within the wake of the continuing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

“New dates will be announced well in advance,” Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar introduced. He additionally appealed to the students to proceed with their preparations “without getting disheartened.”

While the state had deliberate to maintain principle examinations from May 24 to June 16, sensible exams had been postponed final month.

“The department of pre-university education (DPUE) has decided to act on requests from parents, teachers, and students to postpone practical exams in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 situation in the state,” he had defined.

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First-year PU students promoted, bridge course deliberate

Meanwhile, the state authorities determined to promote first-year pre-university (I PU) students to increased lessons. “A bridge course will be planned (for them) during the commencement of the new academic year,” Kumar clarified.

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He additionally added that each one PU will be allowed to do business from home, besides these on Covid responsibility. “Lecturers working from home should be in touch with the students to monitor their learning progress incessantly. Those who are on Covid duty will continue to work so,” the Minister added.

However, the federal government is but to announce any change to the SSLC (class 10) exams scheduled to be held from June 21 to July 5. Earlier, Kumar had introduced {that a} steady and complete analysis programme will be the deciding issue for the promotion of students from lessons 1 to 9.

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