SSLC exams will start from Monday; hijab forbidden

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A total of 8.73 lakh students will sit for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (SSLC) from March 28 at no less than 3,444 examination centers across Karnataka.

Students wearing the hijab will not be allowed to take the exams which will end on April 22. The government has also said wearing a mask is not compulsory.

According to the recent judgment of the Karnataka High Court on the hijab line, the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has requested all students appearing for the examinations to abide by the court order on the hijab line. ‘uniform.

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The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, BC Nagesh, said DH“Each student must follow the court order regarding uniforms.”

With Covid-19 cases falling, the council eased restrictions and it is not compulsory for students to wear masks during exams.

“We have asked the authorities concerned to disinfect the classrooms every day, but wearing a mask will not be compulsory during exams,” explained the minister.

This year, up to 8,73,846 candidates from 15,387 schools located in various parts of Karnataka are appearing for the examination, out of which 8,20,888 are freshmen and 46,200 are private candidates. According to KSEEB data, four transgender candidates registered for the SSLC exams. More than 4,52,732 male candidates and 4,21,110 female candidates registered for the exams.

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