SSLC, VHSE exams commence in Kerala; Safety guidelines strictly followed

South India

Amid relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown norms, Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and vocational higher secondary education (VHSE) examinations resumed in Kerala on Tuesday.


While VHSE is scheduled in the morning, the SSLC exam is held in the afternoon session. 

Senior secondary exams are scheduled to begin in the state from May 27.

Exams are conducted with high level safety measures. Students and teachers have worn masks. Hand washing facilities and sanitizers are available on school compounds.

Students were also encouraged to follow social distancing norms while they also underwent thermal screening before entering the examination centre.

As public transport is limited, school buses and KSRTC buses are arranged as requested by the school authorities. Private vehicles also will be allowed.

 State Police Chief Loknath Behera has issued safety guidelines in connection with the exams. 

If parents gathered in front of the schools where exams are conducted, illegal action will be taken against them.

Students should not be allowed to go out at a time in order to avoid crowd and they should be asked to go out in lines maintaining social distance.

On returning home from the examination, students have been asked to take a shower. They should interact with the family members only after this. 

Earlier, Chief Minister Pinarayi vijayan had said, gloves are must for teachers and answer sheets will be kept in the examination centre for seven days. 

However, the education department has instructed to send the sheets to evaluation centres as the exams are finished.

The Chief Minister had said that students coming from other states will have to undergo 14-day quarantine but they will be given facility for writing the exams. Similarly, students coming from homes where other family members are quarantined will also get a special facility. 

Students from hotspots will write the examination in a separate room. Provisions have been made for students in the United Arab Emirates and Lakshadweep.


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