Over 50,000 students to write SSLC exams from today

Health assistants in every exam centre to help students who fall sick

 The Dakshina Kannada district administration in association with the department of public instruction have made all preparations for the smooth and successful conduct of SSLC examinations that will commence from Monday and will end on April 10.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, DDPI Moses Jayashekar said that around 35,000 students will appear for the examinations in DK and there are 96 examination centres in the district. He said that many a time, students fall sick in the examination centres.

Hence, every examination centre will have a health assistant to treat the students. The issue of students falling sick had been discussed in the zilla panchayat meetings in the past. As a result, the department has taken precautionary measures, he added.

The DDPI said the health department will deploy health assistants. They will be given a health kit. In case of emergency, arrangement will be made to get doctor to the examination centre, he added.

Additional DC Dayananda who reviewed the examination preparations, said steps have been taken to provide information to all candidates, prevent malpractice and for safe and secure delivery of question papers.

Flying examination squads have been set up at the district and taluk levels and instructions have been given to squad members not to alarm or cause panic among students writing the examination. The squad members have also been asked not to disturb students inside the examination halls.

The examination will commence at 9.30 am.Likewise, steps have been taken to close down all photocopying centres in the vicinity of the examination centre in the district. Prohibitory orders under section 144  will be imposed within 200 metre radius of the centres to ensure free and fair conduct of examinations. The evaluation work will be held from April 15.

A separate press release from City Police Commissioner said that as the prohibitory order will be in force within 200 metre radius of the examination centres, the public have been advised not to move in groups. The transportation of explosives in the restricted area is banned.


DDPI S Nagendra Madhyasta said that every year, the exams were commencing at 10.30 am. However, this year it has been changed to 9.30 am. A total of 16,239 students will be appearing for the examinations in the district. This includes 680 repeaters and 820 private candidates. He said that the students should not heed to any kind of rumour on leaking of question papers. To check malpractice, there will be a supervisor in each centre.

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