Health minister K Sudhakar said: “How does it matter as a decision has been made to pass all students between classes 1 and 9. We’ll discuss this too in the meeting.”
However, the government has not communicated any decision about exams to schools as yet.
Education Minister Suresh Kumar said: “I’ve received a message to attend the CM’s meeting at 5 pm Monday. The point of keeping schools open and exams is likely to come up at the meeting. It has been only two months since classes 6 and 7 reopened. Let’s see how we can balance children’s health and education. I have visited over 500 schools and am impressed by the discipline children are maintaining. They are better than adults.”
However, infections have been rising in schools and colleges across the state. A medical student whose college in Dakshina Kannada district reported positive cases said: “It’s the responsibility of students to be extra cautious. At times my classmates do not follow Covidappropriate behaviour.”