‘Hijab not allowed, uniform compulsory for PU exam’ – Education Minister BC Nagesh

City Education

Students will be provided free transportation facility to the exam centre.

As the Pre-University College (PUC) is set to begin from April 22, 2022, State Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh, announced the protocols for the exam. He said, “Hijab or for that matter any religious garments are not allowed.”

He added that all students must wear uniforms set by their institutions to attend the exams.

A total of  6.84 lakh students have enrolled for the exam.  6 lakh are regular students and 61,808 are repeaters. The exams will be held in more than 1000 colleges across the state. Additionally, 21,928 privately registered students will also be attending the exams, the minister said.

In order to prevent any illegal activities around the PUC exams, the state has created a Special Vigilance Force (SVF) at taluk and district level. There will be 858 taluk level vigilance teams  and 64 district level vigilance teams  , the minister announced. The officials will also announce 200 meters around the test centres as a restricted area and policemen will be deployed to ensure safety and security.

The minister also requested the students to not stress about the exams. He assured that the exams would be student-friendly and the question paper will mostly be like the preparatory and model papers that students have solved earlier. He also requested parents to encourage their children to do well and not pressurize them.

The above information has been obtained through TV9 Kannada YouTube live stream of the press conference held by BC Nagesh.