Classes for grade 10 and I and II PU will continue in the city. Currently, Vidyagama, the continuous outreach programme for classes 6 and 7 in Bengaluru, and regular classes for grade 8 upwards are underway. Vidyagama classes and grades 8 and 9 will now be suspended. Offline classes for grades 6 upwards in other districts will continue.
School education minister S Suresh Kumar said the decision was taken after a discussion with the chief minister taking into account the age and health of students. Attendance is not mandatory for class 10 students.
Pvt schools criticise decision
The on how department students said for grades it will soon 6-9 will take be an assessed decision for this academic year. While some private schools have completed exams and declared a holiday, for others, classes or exams are still underway.
Association of Management of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka condemned the decision. “We had asked the minister to give us 7-10 days to complete exams and wrap up the academic year. If the department calls off the classes now, the students will not come back for exams after this break,” said D Shashi Kumar, secretary.