Aishwarya Rathore-

Published On: September 18, 2021 at 14:42 IST

The Supreme Court on Friday granted permission to the Kerala Government to conduct the Class 11 exams in offline mode, urging the State Government to maintain mandatory Covid precautions while conducting the exams.

A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and CT Ravikumar observed, “We are convinced by the explanation offered by the State and Trust Authorities will take all precautions and necessary steps so that no untoward situation is faced by students who are of tender age and appearing for the proposed examination.”

The Supreme Court said that it had interfered earlier because there was a chance of a third wave of Covid-19 by September, but the third wave was not in the offing immediately.

The Kerala Government in an Affidavit stated, The conduct of examination through online mode will prejudice a large number of students who have no access to laptops, desktops or even mobile phones.”

The Affidavit further reads, “In many areas, internet connection or mobile data is not available. These students will never be able to write online examinations.

On September 3, the Supreme Court stayed the decision of the Kerala Government to conduct the Class 11 exams offline, citing the ‘alarming’ Covid-19 situation in the State and stating that conducting exams in such a situation would be problematic.

Accordingly, the Court dismissed the petition.

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