Thiruvananthapuram: Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the schools in Kerala on Friday, September 24, started conducting examinations in the physical mode for over one lakh class 11 and vocational higher secondary students.
Keeping in place all the COVID-19 protocols, students in the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School of Thiruvananthapuram's Manacaud were seen appearing for the exams. Parents also expressed their satisfaction over exams being conducted in physical classes.
"School-based classes for standards 1 to 7 (primary section) and 10 and 12 will begin on November 1, other classes will begin on November 15. The decision was taken at a COVID-19 review committee meeting," read an official notification from the CMO. Earlier on September 18, Kerala Chief Minister's office informed that the schools in the state will reopen from November 1.
Meanwhile, Kerala, which has been reporting the maximum new cases for the last few weeks, witnessed yet another spike on Thursday as it reported 19,682 new cases against 19,675 on Wednesday.