SC Stays Kerala Govt’s Decision To Hold Physical Class XI Exam Amid Rising Covid Cases

Kerala school reopens: The Supreme Court of India on Friday suspended the decision of the Kerala government to hold the Class 11 exam in physical mode. The decision was made in light of the growing number of covid-19 cases across the state. The Kerala Class 11 exams were scheduled to start on September 6, 2021.

The Supreme Court further stated that the situation in Kerala is alarming due to the continued increase in coronavirus cases and that students cannot be put at risk as nearly 35,000 cases are reported daily by the state.

The next hearing on the matter is scheduled for September 13, 2021.

Recently, Kerala Education Minister V. Sivankutty announced that the state government has decided to increase the number of seats for class 11 in government and has helped upper secondary schools. Seats will be increased in the seven districts spread across the state.

The minister, after issuing the revised class 11 exam schedule, said the decision to hold class 11 exams with intervals between exams was made at the request of students, teachers, parents, deputies, etc.

Note: Students are advised to contact their school administration for the latest updates regarding the Class 11 exam.


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