Karnataka Minister Says Govt Teachers Wearing Hijabs Will Not Be Allowed Exam Duty
Days after the Karnataka High Court put an end to the Hijab controversy in the state, the Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai-led state government has decided to disallow school and college teachers wearing hijabs from Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Pre-University exam duty.
Karnataka’s Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh, acknowledging that there is no dress code for government employees, said, “As 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 exam duty.”
As hijab is not allowed inside examination hall for students, to be morally right, we’re not forcing teachers who insist on wearing hijab to take up exam duty. We gave them the option to take exam duty or not: Karnataka’s Primary & Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh pic.twitter.com/PMEr1UMdhS
— ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2022
As of now, SSLC exams have commenced and will continue till mid-April. On the other hand, PU exams will start later this month.