No Class 12 re-exam for hijab protesters: Karnataka govt
BENGALURU: Hundreds of pre-university (PU) II
students in Karnataka who had participated in
hijab protests will not be given a second chance to appear for their practical examinations, which they boycotted in February-March. In Karnataka,
Class 12 is called PU II.
Two days after hinting at a re-exam, the government on Sunday categorically ruled out that option for students who were “absent” for the practicals conducted as part of the board examinations.
“How can we even consider the possibility? If we allow the students who boycotted the practicals for not being allowed to wear hijab to the exam even after the high court gave its interim order, then another student will come citing some other reason and seek a second chance.
It is impossible,” primary and secondary education minister B C Nagesh said.
In PU exams, practicals carry 30 marks and theory 70, totalling 100 per paper. While students who did not appear for practicals will lose the entire 30 marks, they can appear for the 70-mark theory exam and clear it to avoid losing an entire academic year.