School reopening will depend upon Friday's SC verdict: V Sivankutty
Thiruvananthapuram/Malappuram: Re-opening of schools in the state will depend upon the Supreme Court verdict on Friday, education minister V Sivankutty told Mathrubhumi News.
The court will give its verdict on the plea against conducting Plus One examinations offline. Online exams are impossible as many students lack the infrastructure, state informed the court.
“We conducted SSLC exams without any issues when Covid-19 was a bigger threat in the state. Students in the states which did not conduct board exams are struggling as they did not get proper grades,” the minister said.
The state is prepared to conduct the exam. The decision will be taken once the court delivers the verdict, he said.
Irrespective of the SC verdict, the students are under pressure. If the court approves the plea of the state, the exams will be conducted back to back without much gap.
Since Onam vacations, the KITE-Victers classes were stopped for the Plus Two classes. Almost one month time is lost already. Students and teachers are afraid that their syllabus will not be covered by March.
The Plus Two exams cannot be postponed due to the entrance tests that will take place from April onwards. A few schools conduct online classes their own.