As a precautionary measure against Coronavirus (COVID-19), classes and exams have been suspended for students studying in classes I to VI with effect from March 14.
Department of Public Instruction of the Karnataka Government issued a circular and extended the holidays order issued for Bengaluru to entire state.
As per the order, summer holidays have been announced for students with immediate force from classes I to VI. If exams are yet to be conducted, schools are directed to cancel the exams.
Students have to be promoted to the next academic year based on Formative Assessment (FA) and Summative Assessment (SA) and on basis of exam results held up to March 13, 2020, states the circular.
For students studying in between classes VII to IX, study leave has been announced with effect from March 14. The students are supposed to attend only the exams. The exams have to be completed by March 23, after which the summer holidays will commence.
The order is valid for students studying under state board, CBSC, SSLC, ICSE, and other boards as well.
For students of SSLC, exams will be held as per schedule from March 27.
The schools will re-open as per schedule in the next academic year.