Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
Nearly 8.5 lakh students on Thursday appeared for their 10th grade Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams across 2,879 centers in Karnataka.
Students waited in long queues to get their screening done and complete other formalities before taking their exams.
My best wishes to all children appearing for SSLC exams. Follow government guidelines on wearing masks and sanitizers, maintain social distancing. Write your exam with confidence, Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa said in a post on Twitter.
ಎಸ್.ಎಸ್.ಎಲ್.ಸಿ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಬರೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವ ಎಲ್ಲ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೂ ನನ್ನ ಶುಭ ಹಾರೈಕೆಗಳು. ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಮಾರ್ಗಸೂಚಿಗಳನ್ನು ಪಾಲಿಸಿ, ಮಾಸ್ಕ್,ಸ್ಯಾನಿಟೈಸರ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ಕಡ್ಡಾಯವಾಗಿ ಬಳಸಿ,ಭೌತಿಕ ಅಂತರ ಕಾಪಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ. ನಿರಾತಂಕದಿಂದ ಮತ್ತು ಆತ್ಮವಿಶ್ವಾಸದಿಂದ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಬರೆಯಿರಿ.
My best wishes to all students appearing for SSLC exams! pic.twitter.com/kQhtsdfhiZ
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) June 25, 2020
The decision to conduct exams was criticized by political parties, parents, and guardians who accused the government of trying to use young students to prove a point that the covid-19 situation in the state was under control.