Grace marks restored for participation in national-level sports events

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala General Education Department has decided to restore grace marks for Secondary School Leaving Certificate and Plus-Two examinees participating in national sports events. However, no decision has been taken on the total number of grace marks to be awarded.

Earlier, grace marks were also awarded for participating in the national-level competitions. But when the grace mark system was revised last month, it was limited to 25 marks only for those winning medals at the national level.

Following widespread protest against this, the Chief Minister too intervened in the issue. During the meeting chaired by Education Minister V Sivankutty, it was decided to restore the grace marks for participation at the national-level sports meets.

Child Rights Commission files case

The Child Rights Commission has registered a case based on a complaint filed by Thiruvananthapuram native Bijo Thomas against reducing the grace marks earlier awarded to sportspersons. The top officials of the General Education department have been directed to appear before the panel on Thursday and give an explanation.

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