The Kerala government is considering to postpone the SSLC and Plus Two examinations set to begin on March 17 to April.
The move comes amid fears that conducting the exams then would clash with the Assembly polls and create practical obstacles as classrooms are often utilized for election purposes. Teachers too are roped in for election duties and are slated to begin their training shortly.
The Left-leaning Kerala State Teachers Association (KSTA) has filed a petition with the State education department to see the exams moved to April. Another teachers' union affiliated with Congress-led Opposition too had filed a similar petition earlier.
In fact, the education department too was considering having the exams moved to April-May only to be quashed by the State's insistence that it be conducted in March.
While it is likely that the final exams - written and practical - will be moved, the model exams will be conducted as earlier scheduled.
A final decision on the matter will be taken shortly.