The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Kerala government to conduct Class XI examinations offline. The Kerala government’s decision to conduct offline exams in the wake of the Corona epidemic was challenged in the Supreme Court. During the hearing on the petition today (Friday), the state told the apex court that the examinations would be conducted in compliance with all the Kovid restrictive rules.
A bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and CT Ravi Kumar dismissed the petition, saying, “We hope and believe that all precautions will be taken by the authorities and necessary steps will be taken and no danger will be posed to the children.”
The court said that we had intervened earlier, as a third wave was likely in September and we were not convinced by the Kerala government’s statements, as nothing was clear from them. However, according to the report, the third wave will not come immediately and we hope and believe that all the precautions and necessary measures mentioned in the affidavit will be followed by the authorities and will not pose any danger to the children.
Supreme Court dismisses a plea challenging the Kerala government’s decision to hold class XI exams physically, amid rising COVID-19 cases.
A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said it was convinced with the explanation offered by the state government. pic.twitter.com/9cqAnpPIlK
– ANI ()ANI) September 17, 2021
Exam will be held on September 27 –
The Class XI examination was earlier scheduled to be held from September 6 to 16. However, it was postponed after the demand of students and teachers. The exam will now be held on September 27.