Department gears up for SSLC examinations

Preparations complete, say officials

With just two days left for the SSLC examinations to be held across the State, the education department in districts including Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Mandya and Hassan claims to have put in place the required measure to ensure that the examinations will be conducted in a “free and fair” manner.

Strict instructions have been given to department personnel to ensure that a “healthy ambience” is created for the students at all the centers, said B K Basavaraju, Deputy Director of Public Instructions, Mysore.

The department has also mandatory for supply of mineral water cans to all the centers, he said. “It is peak summer and we want to make sure that students are not inconvenienced in any manner. Despite strict instructions, it was found that clean drinking water was not being supplied to the centers. This time however, each center has been asked to arrange for bisleri water cans from the budget allocated. Directions have also been given to keep the toilets and classrooms clean on all days of the exams,” he said.

Basavaraju also said that squatting by students was a big no no. Also, teachers, invigilators, and supervisors had been instructed not to stand behind students for more than a few minutes.

As many as 149 centers had been set in Mysore district, of which 57 of them are in the city. A total of 43,537 students will be writing the exam in the district. The DDPI has also sought the assistance from the health department. It has asked for nurses to be deputed to all centers to come to aid of students if in case of health emergencies.
Mobile phones, calculators, pagers have been banned inside the examination hall.

Chamarajanagar

In Chamarajanagar, there are 42 examination centres. Students from 192 schools will appear for the exams including 82 government schools, eight Morarji Desai model residential schools, 53 aided and 49 unaided schools.

In all 12,024 students will appear for the exams from four taluks, including 1,100 students repeaters and 230 students appearing privately.

The Government PU college for boys, JSS boys high school of the city and MGSV government PU college of Kollegal have been identified as hyper sensitive centres. Three mobile vigilance squads will be on duty. A letter has been written to Superintendent of police to deploy two policemen on duty at the exam centres.

A letter has been dispatched to district health officer to depute one nurse at each centre, with first aid equipment in case of emergency. The department has also opened a helpline to provide necessary information on the examinations.

Hassan

Preparations for SSLC examinations have also been completed in Hassan district. Hassan district had recorded 86.6 per cent results last year.

Basavaraj, DDPI of Hassan district said that more than 27,000 students will be attending the examinations in the district. Exams will be held at 106 centres, with each centre headed by a chief superintendent. “Chief superintendent officers have been given the responsibility of appointing invigilators for examination centres. We have also written to the district health officer to appoint doctors or medical practitioners at all centres,” he said.

Mandya

DDPI of Mandya, Shivakumar M D said that 27,052 students of the district will be appearing for SSLC examination at 99 centres in the district.

“We had recently convened a meeting of all chief superintendents of the district. A request has been made to the department of health to provide doctors or nurses to all examination centres,” he said.

He too said that the invigilators have been instructed to refrain from targetting students by standing behind them during the examinations.

“Since, invigilators are also known to assist students in the examination, strict instructions have been given to them to refrain from such practices,” he said.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry