Education Department is yet to announce the date of resultsLast year, the delay in the publication of results sparked off protests
KOCHI: Thousands of students will appear for the SSLC Save-A-Year (SAY) examination to be held at various centres under Ernakulam educational sub-district from June 22 to 26.
The number is expected to go up this year considering the fact that the authorities have decided to allow students who failed in three papers appear for the examination. About 1,750 students had failed in one paper each in the SSLC examination held in March.
SAY will be held at ten centres including two in Lakshadweep coming under the District Educational Officer, Ernakulam. The eight centres in the city include Government S.R.V School, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, St. Teresa's, St. Mary's, St. Albert's, St. Antony's, Kacheripady, S.N.H.S. Trikkannarvattom and St. George's School, Edappally.
District Educational Officer Baby Usha Kiran said that the exact number of students appearing for the examination would be clear only after receiving the SSLC books.
With the Government deciding to allow students who failed in three papers appear for the examination, the number is likely to be three times that of the total number of students who lost only one paper in the SSLC examination.
The earlier decision was to allow 300 students each to appear for the examination in a centre. But with the relaxation announced in the first week of June, a centre is likely to accommodate at least 450 students each.
The Education Department is yet to announce the date on which the results of the Save-A-Year examination would be published. Parents and students are worried, as they fear that the admission process to Plus-One classes might get over by the time results are declared.
Last year, the delay in the publication of results had sparked off protests among parents and students. Some of the schools had then kept a few seats vacant for admitting students who passed the SAY examination.
Students appearing for this year's examination had already collected application forms from various schools. A final decision on whether to extend the last date for admission in to the Plus-One level has to be taken by the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education.
Centralised valuation camps are likely to be held in the district as part of the evaluation of answer papers of the SAY examination. The schedule of the camp will be announced in the coming days.