Hijab row: No examination duty for hijab-clad teachers in Karnataka

Karnataka government has decided that school and college Hijab-wearing teachers will not be put on secondary school leaving certificate (SSLC) and Pre University (PU) examination duty.

BC Nagesh, Primary and Secondary Education Minister told the Times of India that there is no dress code for government employees. “However, hijab is not allowed inside the examination hall for students. To be morally right, we are not forcing teachers who insist on wearing hijab to take up exam duty. Such teachers are relieved from duty,” he said.

Hijab row: No examination duty for hijab-clad teachers in Karnataka
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While 10th examinations are going on and will conclude in mid-April, the second PUC exam will start later this week.

Teachers from both government and government-aided schools are bound to do examination duty for SSLC and PU.

Meanwhile, a teacher drafted for SSLC to examine modulation work in Mysuru was relieved from duty last week, after she reportedly insisted on wearing a hijab, the newspaper reported.

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