n Kerala, the State Education Board examinations started from today, which was earlier postponed due to COVID-19. The first session of Vocational Higher Secondary exams was held today morning. The 10th std exams just began in the afternoon session today.
Over nine lakh students of class 10th, plus one and plus two will be attending the State Board exams scheduled from today till 31st of May.
Extensive arrangements including thermal screening of students, disinfection of premises, strict social distancing, compulsory mask, and sanitizer's usages are being done at all centers. Nearly 5,000 exam centers are there across Kerala, Lakshadweep, and Gulf region.
Arrangements were made to ensure that all students attend the exams through special transport facilities and the police clearing the way for students to reach on time. Authorities informed that those who missed the exams could write the SAY (Save A Year )exam, which will be conducted later. Meanwhile, as part of Vande Bharat Mission, nine flights will carry stranded passengers to Kerala today of which eight is from the Gulf region and one from Israel.
Flight from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Bahrain will arrive in Kozhikode today by late evening. Two flights are scheduled to arrive in Kochi, one from Dubai and another Tel Aviv which will be reaching in a short while.
Two flights are also scheduled to reach in Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur from Dubai and Abu Dhabi today. Over 1,000 Indian nationals will be reaching Kerala today under the mission. (AIR NEWS)