Tamil Nadu: Class 10 board examinations canceled, students have been admitted to the next class

In Tamil Nadu, the Class 10 board examinations have been canceled and students have been admitted to the next class. Chief Minister K Palaniswami made this announcement on Tuesday in view of the situation arising out of the Corona epidemic.

The examination of those subjects of class 11 which had not been done before, has also been canceled. The Chief Minister said that the students will be given 80 percent marks for admission to the next class on the basis of performance in quarterly and half-yearly examination and 20 percent marks will be awarded on the basis of class attendance.

A day earlier, the Madras High Court had said that the lives of 9 lakh students could not be put at stake. In view of the growing new cases of Corona, the court sought an answer from the government regarding postponement of the examination.

Palaniswami said that the government had prepared to conduct the exam from 15 to 25 June but the matter went to the High Court where in view of the increasing cases of Corona, the government was asked to reconsider the postponement of the examinations.

The Chief Minister said that after this the government studied the matter in detail.

Addressing via television, he said, 'In the present circumstances, the cases of corona in Chennai and other districts are continuously increasing. According to the opinion of epidemiologists, they are unlikely to reduce soon.

Therefore, keeping in mind the speed of the spread of the virus and the parents of the students, the pending examinations of class 10 and some of the subjects of class 11 from June 15 have been completely canceled and the students will be granted to the next class. He said that the Class 12 supplementary examination has been postponed.