Alappuzha: Students from kindergarten to class 7 are in celebration mode after schools were closed cancelling the annual exams following the outbreak of COVID-19. But the schools are planning to surprise students by conducting the cancelled exams at their homes.
As a precautionary measure, the state government ordered to cancel all exams up to Class 7 and declare all students passed. As the schools already prepared the question papers for the annual exams, the schools are planning to conduct exams at students’ houses.
It is reported that CBSE and aided schools are planning to conduct the exams at homes. The school managements have decided to make use of the question papers without failure.
Hence, parents will be asked to collect the question papers from schools. Once, the children finish all exams, answer sheets should be submitted at the school within the prescribed date. Following this, the teachers will examine the answer sheets and publish the result.
Some schools have decided to distribute question papers via online. One exam each will be held per day. The school authority will share a website link to the WhatsApp number of the parent in the morning as per the normal school time. Parents have to identify the question paper to their child and take a print out of the same to conduct the exam at home.
Parents will be the invigilator for the exam. The school authority has given the freedom to choose the exam time as preferred by the parents and children. Parents have to keep the answer sheets safe and surrender it at the school after the last exam.
Though the government declared holidays for schools, teachers have to report for duty. Last day, the education department in a circular directed the teachers to engage in planning and analysis of school-level activities till March 31.
General education department secretary A Shajahan also supported the decision to conduct exams at houses.
“Exams at homes will help improve the learning of students. The exam results will not affect the promotion of the students. Hence, there is no problem in conducting exams at home," said the official.