HYDERABAD: Here is a good news for high school students in Telangana, who are worried about writing their annual exams in the scorching heat.
The final exams for classes VI to IX which were scheduled to be held from 2 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. can be conducted in the morning from 9 a.m. to 11.45 a.m, as per the convenience of the government schools, the Telangana school education department stated here on Friday.
T Chiranjeevulu, Commissioner, School Education, Telangana, said, the annual exams for classes VI to IX in all government schools can be conducted in the morning hours. However, currently it will be applicable only for government schools and the department is yet to decide on private schools.
Thanks to the change in schedule, now the students can get relief from the rising temperatures in the state. It all happened after several school managements and parents raised concerns over the afternoon schedule. Though the time of exams was pushed forward, the dates of examinations will remain the same. They will begin on April 1 across the state.
Now private schools are also demanding the school education department to allow them to conduct exams in the morning.
Inna Reddy, representative of Telangana Reconginsed Private Schools Association, said, ‘’we have requested the school education commissioner to either allow us to conduct exams in the morning or postpone them to April 15.” But the officials are yet to take a decision on the issue, he added.
Usually the final exams of lower classes are held in the morning session every year. But this year several changes took place in the schedule due to the SSC exams. According to the current schedule, both the SSC exams and final exams for other classes are being held simultaneously.
The SSC exams which began on March 25 will end on April 8 and the other exams will begin on April 1 and conclude on April 11.
Since SSC exams are being held from 9 am to 12.15 pm and many of the high schools are also the examination centers for the public exams, the school education department has earlier asked the schools to conduct annual exams of other classes in the afternoon.
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