//52,657 students take SSLC exam in Kozhikode revenue district

52,657 students take SSLC exam in Kozhikode revenue district

Examination conducted smoothly in all the 186 centres

KOZHIKODE: More than 52,657 students in the Kozhikode revenue district appeared for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Examination on Wednesday.

Deputy Director Education A. Arun Kumar said the examination was conducted smoothly in all the 186 centres. No untoward incident was reported from any centre.

In view of the controversy that had surfaced on the transport of the SSLC question paper bundles, the authorities concerned had taken extra care to ensure that everything moved as stipulated. The routine checks conducted at the time of the SSLC examination, by the monitoring squads concerned were also carried out.

Students appeared for the SSLC examination under the new and old system besides over-age private candidates.

Assistant Educational Officer, Vadakara, P.K. Surendran said a random enquiry made among students of the Kunhali Marakar School, Kottakkal, revealed that they had answered the Malayalam paper I to satisfaction.

Similar opinions were expressed by the students of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Government High School, Puthupanam. But for a section of students the paper was tough.

The opinion of Malayalam teachers was that the question paper on the first day was good, he said.

A unique practice introduced this year for the SSLC examination was the `cool off time’ to enable students to relax from 9.45 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The first bell rang at 9.30 a.m. when students took their seats. This was followed by the opening of the question paper bundles by the authorities, and distribution of the same at 9.45 a.m.

The SSLC examination was conducted in as many as 64 centres in Kozhikode educational district accounting for 17,983 students.

Of this, the highest number of 716 students appeared from the Government Ganapat High School, Feroke.

More than 18,282 students wrote the examination from 59 centres in the Vadakara educational district.

The highest number of students to appear from an examination centre in the Vadakara educational district was from the Payyoli Government School from where 953 students appeared.

The lowest number of students comprising a batch of 26 appeared from the SIA College High School in the Vadakara educational district.

More than 16,392 students appeared in the examination from the Thamarassery educational district. The examination will end on March 31, with the paper in Information Technology

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