Summer Vacation 2024: Government gives good news to school children’s
Karnataka government plan to provide mid-day meals to government school children even during summer vacation 2024.
Karnataka is facing a drought situation in 2023-24 due to lack of rain in the monsoon season. The government has already announced drought-affected taluks. In drought-prone taluks, mid-day meals are provided to government school children even during summer vacations.
Sindhu B. Rupesh, Director of PM Poshan, School Education Department, Bangalore has given information through a memorandum. He instructed that preparations should be made to provide midday meals to the children.
In the background of the factors described in the Karnataka government’s proposal, 223 taluks of 236 taluks of 31 districts of the state are affected by drought in the monsoon season of 2023 as per the report of the crop damage survey by the district commissioners as per the criteria in the central government’s drought management manual 2020 drought declaration guidelines. The government has announced the taluks and said it will come into effect with immediate effect.
Karnataka SSLC, 2nd PUC Exam Rule Change: Good News For Students
The Karnataka Board of School Examination and Evaluation conducts 3 annual examinations for Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and 2nd PUC classes. Amended the rule that it was compulsory to appear for the first examination.
As per the new rule, the candidates appearing for the Karnataka SSLC and 2nd PUC examination in the first attempt have been given the opportunity to appear for the 2nd and 3rd examination even if they have not appeared for the first examination. However, it is mandatory to register for the first exam. It is learned that the rule has been changed because the examination board needs data.
There is no rule that candidates who have failed in the past and who have written the examination as a private candidate in previous years should also register or appear for the first examination. 2nd or 3rd exam can be registered and appear directly.
Score Improvement System:
Marks correction system has been implemented for all the students who have taken the second PUC examination. According to the earlier rules, if a candidate rejected the marks obtained in the first annual examination and appeared for the second time, the marks of the second time would be considered. This would be unfair to the student.
For example, if a student who secured 50 marks in the first examination and failed in the 2nd examination with 25 marks, the candidate would be considered as failed. These rules have been amended and as per the new timings good marks in both the exams will be considered. This way, even if the student fails in the 2nd exam, there is no need to fear.