MANGALORE: More than 30,000 students will be appearing for the SSLC examination in the district, which is commencing on Monday.
Deputy Commissioner V. Ponnuraj said in a press statement here that there were 92 examination centres in the district, including six where private candidates were allowed. As many as 33,739 students, including 17,341 boys and 16,398 girls, were appearing for their SSLC examination in the district.
Special squads had been constituted to prevent malpractices. People could contact the following officers for information or complaints regarding the examinations: Deputy Director (Administration), Department of Public Instruction (2451239, 94489-99337); Nodal officer for SSLC examination Ramachandra Gowda (94496-64112); block education officers in Mangalore City (2423627); Mangalore taluk (2451250, 94806-95159); Moodbidri (98258-236461, 94806-95160); Bantwal taluk (08255-232579, 94806-95156); Puttur taluk (08251-230827, 94481-52791); Belthangady taluk (08256-232004, 94806-95157); Sullia taluk (08257-230419, 94483-26048); and Deputy Commissioner’s office on toll free number 1077.
In a separate note, the Deputy Commissioner said that the district and taluk level committees constituted for the smooth conduct of the examinations should report to him about the conduct of the examination at sensitive centres on a daily basis.
The examinations will go on till April 6.
The authorities have clamped ban orders in 200-m radius of examination centres. The shops with photocopying machines have been asked to close down half an hour prior to the start of examinations during the period.
18,068 students in Udupi
Our Udupi Staff Correspondent reports: A press release issued by the Department of Public Instruction here stated that 16,322 regular students, including 8,315 girls and 8,007 boys, would be appearing for the examinations this year.
As many as 899 students belonging to Scheduled Caste are appearing for the examinations. Of them, 451 are girls and 448 boys.
The number of Scheduled Tribes students appearing for the exams is 649, including 320 girls and 329 boys.
As many as 1,039 private candidates are appearing for the examinations.
In all, 18,068 students, including 707 repeaters, are appearing for the examinations, according to the press release.
There are 57 examination centres in the district, including 17 in Udupi, 13 in Brahmavar, 10 in Karkala, nine in Kundapur and eight in Byndoor.
Vigilance squads have been formed at the district, taluk and block levels to ensure smooth conduct of the examinations. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 would be in force in an area of 200-m radius of the centres during the period of examinations.