Officials demand more thermal screening equipment ahead of SSLC exams

Mysuru, June 3:- SSLC examination will begin in the state from June 25. The officials of the education department have requested the taluk administration to provide more thermal screening equipment as one screening equipment at each examination centre would not be sufficient to test all students in time.

Officials explained the measures taken to control the spread of coronavirus among students and preparations made for SSLC examination at Karnataka Development Programme (KDP) meeting held at Taluk Panchayat Hall chaired by TP president Kalamma Kemparamaiah on Tuesday.

“There are 87 high schools in the taluk. 4,363 students will write exams in 16 centres. All preparations are made for the examination. Face masks will be provided to all students. Masks are stored to ensure that no examination centre has a shortage,” said BEO Krishna.

“Each centre is provided with one thermal screening equipment. It will take a lot of time to test all the students with one equipment. This will create anxiety among students which will affect their performance. They will have to come to the examination centre very early. As examination begins at the right time, it is difficult to conduct thermal screening for all,” explained BEO Uday Kumar.

Executive officer C R Krishna Kumar assured that taluk panchayat will provide additional thermal screening equipment to each centre.

“Due to the lockdown, urban people are now heading towards villages. Demand is increasing for MNREGA employment. Due to the problem with the website, registration is getting delayed,” said assistant director of agriculture department Veeranna.

Krishna Kumar said that taluk has more than 10,000 job cards and additional 1,325 people have applied for job cards and there is a website problem which will be solved soon.

Taluk health officer Dr Mahadeva Prasad, NB Manju, health standing committee president Shankar and others were present. (MR/KS)

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