Extend exam duration for student: Karnataka High Court

Extend exam duration for student: Karnataka High Court

As a chronic patient of ‘Osteogenesis Imperfecta’, a 16 year old student’s request to issue directions to the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) to treat his performance in the preparatory examination as the final one is declined by the Karnataka High Court.

The court has directed the Board to give an additional two hours during the final exams of 10th standard to the petitioner and other candidates with similar circumstances. Keeping in the view the degree of disability, the discretion lies   with the authorities to grant the extension, the court said.

After hearing the petition of a student of Bangalore school, Justice Krishna S Dixit passed an order after hearing the petition. With nearly 75% of the disability, the petitioner is a chronic patient of ‘Osteogenesis Imperfecta’ a diseasewhere the bones can break easily.

Justice Dixit said that “according to the provisions of the KSEEB Act, the Board cannot dispense with the final exam whatever the circumstances. At the same time, the court cannot turn Nelson’s Eye to the sufferings of the students who are stuck with this disease that lasts for life.”

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