No more board exams this year too; What will be the remedy?
Tamil Nadu cancels quarterly, half-yearly board exams for classes 10-12 this year.
Tamil Nadu school education minister Anbil Mahesh poyyamozhi has announced on Tuesday, October 12, that no quarterly or half-yearly exams will be held this year for students of classes 10 to 12.
He also said that the state government was instead considering the possibility of a combined mock exam in December ahead of the board in March next year. The minister reportedly made the statement at a review meeting with chief and district education officers. Further details about the combined exam are to be released soon.
Some parents and teachers have raised concerns about students’ performances. If they directly sit for board exam as they have not had any other examination in the last year.
As schools are reopening after a long gap amid the pandemic.
We don’t know how long young children such as LKG or grade1 students can wear masks in the classroom. if they feel children are not comfortable wearing masks. they can take them back with them.
TNIF quoted the minister as saying. Before the reopening of schools on August 27, the school education department had released a set of standard operating procedures for schools to follow as per the SOPs, the classrooms can function with only 20 students per classroom and strictly adhering to physical distance norms.
The SOPs also prohibited school prayers. Physical education or any events to limit students from gathering closely.