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There are 53,000 students more this year than the last
Ban orders in a 200-m radius of exam centres
Bangalore: The Primary and Secondary Education Department has made elaborate arrangements for the SSLC examinations to be held in 2,951 centres in the State from Friday. As many as 8.75 lakh students are appearing for the examinations scheduled between April 1 and April 13. Compared to last year, 53,000 more students are taking the examinations this year, according to Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri.
The district administration has been empowered to impose prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Cr.PC in and around a 200-metre radius of the examination centres in all districts to prevent any malpractice.
Like in the previous year, this time also students would be given an additional 15 minutes to read the question paper thoroughly before writing answers. Following complaints of inferior print quality of question papers last year, the Minister said that officials have been directed to ensure good print quality of question papers this year.
Besides mobile squads, the district and taluk-level officials have been directed to take steps to prevent malpractices during the examination. Mr. Kageri appealed to parents not to torture their sons and daughters while preparing for the examinations.
The pre-university examinations concluded on March 30. As many as 299 students were debarred during the examination for malpractices. The highest number of students debarred was in Bijapur (56). Not a single student was debarred in Bangalore South, Karwar, and Chikmagalur, Ramanagaram and Kodagu districts.
Amid teachers' threat to boycott evaluation, preparations were being made to commence evaluation of answer scripts on April 8. Teachers have threatened to boycott evaluation seeking removal of pay-scale disparity and the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission pay-scales.
Mr. Kageri said that Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has announced the constitution of a committee for the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. The department would also constitute a panel headed by a secretary to study the demands of the teachers.
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