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Class IX and XI exams online in Kerala even with CBSE's instruction to conduct them in offline mode
The CBSE’s notification of offline exams has caught the attention of parents and teachers as many raised safety concerns as the pandemic situation continues to be severe in Kerala.
Despite the fact that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed its affiliated schools to conduct offline annual exams for Classes 9 and 11, Kerala schools are likely to conduct its annual exams in the online mode in view of the COVID-19 situation in the state, said a report.
As per a TOI report, most schools have already scheduled timetables for holding the exams online, and those which are yet to schedule them are likely to follow suit and will conduct offline exams only if the state government permits.
Earlier last week, the CBSE has directed the affiliated schools across the country to conduct in-person exams and as per its orders most of the other states are conducting the annual exam for class 9 and 11 in offline mode as the schools started opening partially. However, considering the rising coronavirus cases in the state, Kerala schools have decided for online annual examinations.
“For Classes 9 and 11, schools should take steps to identify and remedy learning gaps and thereafter conduct examinations by strictly following Covid-19 protocols as per examination bye-laws” said the CBSE notification.
The CBSE’s notification of offline exams has caught the attention of parents and teachers as many raised safety concerns as the pandemic situation continues to be severe in Kerala. Following which, principals of CBSE schools in the state started conducting meetings at Sahodaya-level to discuss the conduct of exams.