BANGLORE, Two days after hinting at a re-exam the Karnataka government has categorically ruled out any option for students who were “absent” for the practicals conducted as part of the Board exams as they were not allowed to sit for exam wearing hijab.
The Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh stated that providing a second opportunity for the protesting students to take their practical exams was “impossible.”
This decision of the state government is bound to have a negative effect on the education of hundreds of the Pre University (PU) II students of Karnataka who had participated in the ongoing hijab protests to safegaurd their constitutional right.
In PU exams, practicals carry 30 marks and theory 70, totaling 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.