Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Mixed reactions to conducting Plus 2 exams in Tamil Nadu

The State authorities is now tasked with taking a call on conducting the exams for over 8.5 lakh Class 12 college students

It has been an extended look ahead to students of Class 12


and academics of the State board colleges in Tamil Nadu for some readability concerning the exams. In April this 12 months, the State Board introduced the postponement of the exams owing to the COVID-19 scenario.

Following the Central government’s announcement to cancel the CBSE board exams throughout the nation, the State authorities is now tasked with taking a call on conducting the exams for over 8.5 lakh Class 12 college students.

Several academics associations and academicians have now begun to ship in their views to the State authorities, as sought by the School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi earlier on Wednesday.

The Tamil Nadu Teachers Association (TNTA) has opined that the security of the scholars takes priority over every part else and that the federal government ought to think about cancelling the exams. “Even if they decide to schedule the exams after the cases go down, this will take a lot of time. The School Education department should take into account the performance of the students in the tests that have already been conducted in school and via online methods,” stated TNTA president P.Okay. Ilamaran. He, nevertheless, stated that they had been towards conducting widespread entrance exams by the Central authorities.

‘Cancel NEET also’

Concerns have been raised by different stakeholders about how the Central authorities has determined to go forward with NEET, however has cancelled the Class 12 board exams al one.


“If the Union government’s decision is based on how it might affect students during a pandemic, NEET should be cancelled as well. We are unable to understand the logic behind this decision,” stated Prince Gajendra Babu, basic secretary, State Platform For Common School System.

State governments needn’t comply with the choice taken for the CBSE exams and relying on the prevailing circumstances, the Class 12 exams might be performed at a later date by giving the scholars a timetable properly in advance, he stated.

“To avoid confusion, the State government should categorically announce that a written exam for Class 12 will be held and that the timetable will be announced in advance as well,” he stated.

The Tamil Nadu Graduate Teachers Federation in a illustration to the Chief Minister stated that cancelling the board exams for Class 12 would result in difficulties in them looking for admissions for increased research in addition to employability, in the longer term. They have proposed that the board exams be held at a later date when the scenario is conducive and that college students and academics might be allotted centres shut to their houses.

(*2*) requested Patric Raymond, basic secretary. He stated that there was no uniform standards that each one college students throughout the State might be judged on, in the absence of a public examination.

After remaining shut since March 2020, colleges reopened for college students of Class 10 and 12 alone in January this 12 months. During the time that they functioned, until across the finish of April, State board colleges completed conducting the sensible exams for his or her college students. The board exams which had been supposed to begin in May had been then postponed.

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