Schools to be sanitized before September 22 to conduct plus one, VHSE exams

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Thiruvananthapuram: The education department has instructed to sanitize the exam halls and the school premises before September 22 so that the upcoming plus one and VHSE exams could be conducted in a safe environment. An assessment meeting convened by minister V Sivankutty has directed the district authorities to complete the sanitization process with the cooperation of the health department, PTA, NGOs, fire force and local governing institutions.

The exams start from September 24 onwards.There will only be one entry point in the exam centres for the students. Arrangements would be made at the entry points to supply sanitizers and to check the body temperature of the students using thermal scanners. Meanwhile, it is not mandatory for the students to wear uniforms.

Teachers would ensure that the students wear masks and that they maintain physical distance while inside the campus. Moreover, exam hall lay out would be exhibited at the gate so that the students can reach the halls without any assistance.

Covid positive students
Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 should inform the health workers in advance, in case they wish to attend the exams. The schools should arrange PPE kits for these students and for the respective invigilators too. They have to write exams in separate class rooms that are specially allotted for Covid positive students.

Students in quarentine
Students who have high body temperatures and those who are already under quarantine too should write exam in separate halls. Students shouldn’t exchange pens, calculators or other items inside the exam halls. Micro plans should be prepared at every school by the regional deputy heads to ensure that the safety protocols are strictly followed. Air conditioned class rooms would not be used as exam halls.

APM Muhammad Hanish, principal secretary, education department, educational director K Jeevan Babu, higher secondary joint director Dr SS Vivekanandanan and VHSE deputy director TV Anil Kumar had attended the meeting. 

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