Coronavirus: 2nd PU exam postponed, says Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education minister
After putting students into dilemma over whether second PU exam will be held on Monday, Karnataka Education Ministry postponed it and a fresh date will be announced later.
Bengaluru: After much discussion during a meeting, the state government on Sunday evening decided to postpone the Pre-University (PU) College examination scheduled to be held on Monday.
According to a report by Deccan Herald, officials in the department said that a decision to postpone the exam has been taken considering the hardship of the students who will be forced to look for travel arrangements in the face of a lockdown.
From morning to late in the afternoon, the government has insisted on holding the exams as per schedule. It also announced that nine districts will be locked down and public transport will be cancelled or regulated.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa had earlier said that Primary and Secondary Education minister Suresh Kumar was in the midst of taking a decision regarding the last exam of PU students.
Over 6 lakh students had to appear for the exam for the subject English scheduled to be held on Monday.
Holding the exam on such a day, amid lack of transport services like metro and buses by KSRTC, BMTC, NEKRTC, and NWKRTC would mean lakhs of students may miss the exam entirely.
The decision to postpone the exam came in the evening, hours after Primary and Secondary Education minister S Suresh Kumar had insisted that there will be no changes in the schedule of the exam and the district administration will make arrangements for transportation facility for the students.