No change in format of SSLC examinations this year: Kageri

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Bangalore, Aug 6 (UNI) Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishwanath Hegde Kageri today said that the state government would not bring in any changes in the format of SSLC (10th standard) Examination system during the present academic year.

Speaking to reporters, he said the government was committed to bring in a new system by stream lining the examinations for the 10th standard.

However it would be done only next year after carrying out a detailed discussion with the stake holders on implementation of recommendations made by Dr Srikanthaswamy committee in his regard.

He said any decision to change the exam format would be taken during December this year.

Mr Kageri said the government had enhanced the allocation for mid-day meals being provided in government schools in the state. A total of 70 lakh students were being benefitted from the scheme at present.

The government was so far providing Rs 1.61 per meal for students studying in class one to five and this had been enhanced to Rs 1.80.

For students in sixth to eight standards the allocation had been raised to Rs 2.20 from Rs 2.20 and to those studying in ninth and 10th standard the government had increased the allocation to Rs 3.37 from Rs 3.30. The government was not getting any grants from he centre for providing lunch to high school students, he said.

The government had also increased the salary paid to cooks and helpers working in government schools, he added.


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