Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa congratulated the lakhs of college students who appeared for the essential train braving the coronavirus pandemic scenario.
An common of about 98 per cent of 8.5 lakh odd enrolled college students took the exams which started on June 25, after the federal government caught to its choice to go forward with them regardless of rising coronavirus circumstances however laid down a string of security measures, together with face masks and sustaining distancing by seating just one pupil a bench.
Examinations for all primary topics had been accomplished and various topics reminiscent of music would happen on Saturday, Education division officials mentioned.
“I heartily congratulate students who faced the examination even during the coronavirus pandemic,” Yediyurappa tweeted.
Expressing happiness over the profitable completion of the examination, he greeted state Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar, officers and staff of schooling division, well being division, police and transport personnel.
“The exam is a proof that anything can be made possible if all the government departments work in tandem,” Kumar tweeted.
Later addressing a press convention, he mentioned on Friday 98.10 per cent attendance was recorded in comparison with 98.76 for a similar paper final 12 months.
“Credit goes to children. First day, parents were scared and students were sceptical and there was a big challenge before us. But the children appearing for the exam instilled confidence. They came with masks, sanitisers and were careful about maintaining social distancing. Our children have set an example for others to follow,” Kumar mentioned.
Lauding the scholars, dad and mom and the federal government workers who made the examination attainable ignoring the virus scare, Medical Education Minister Dr Okay Sudhakar mentioned Karnataka has set an instance by efficiently conducting the examination.
The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board, which carried out the examination, confronted varied challenges.
While defending college students from coronavirus an infection was the highest precedence, transportation, safety and convincing the dad and mom to permit their kids to take up the examination had been the opposite elements it encountered.
According to sources in the division, the schooling officers had directed authorities of all the colleges to name the dad and mom and college students to be sure that they seem for the examinations.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and boards of varied neighbouring states both gave normal promotion or determined to present marks to the scholars based mostly on their efficiency in the sooner checks carried out by the colleges.
The exams had been carried out at a time when there was a sudden spurt in coronavirus circumstances in Karnataka, particularly Bengaluru.
Expressing apprehension, former chief minister and JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy had appealed to the federal government to postpone the examination however the authorities went forward with its choice.