City-based private schools affiliated to the state board postponed online mid-term examinations scheduled to begin on Monday following directions of the department of public instruction (DPI).

Classes conducted through digital platforms were also cancelled by the schools. They informed parents that the online classes scheduled till October 30 have been cancelled. However, CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools have continued the online interventions.

According to the block education officers, the private unaided state syllabus schools have postponed examinations and deferred online classes. “The order was related to Vidyagama initiative, yet state board schools postponed the examinations and classes,” said a BEO.

According to the school heads, a decision to this effect was taken as per the government directives. “In state schools, classes and exams have been postponed. However, all the activities are continuing in CBSE and CISCE schools,” said district representative of the Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools (KAMS).

R Manjunath Srivatsa, joint secretary, and legal cell head, the CBSE, ICSE & State Board Private School Managements Association (CISPMAM) said the online classes were conducted as per the schedule on Monday. “Several parents approached us seeking clarification on the issue. We will take a final decision on announcing the Dasara holidays for children in the next
couple of days,” he said.

“For Mysuru residents, Dasara is very special. So, it is tough to conduct classes or exams in any school during the festival season,” he added

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