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Tamil Nadu cancels class 12 board exams | India News

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Prime Minister MK Stalin announced on Saturday night the cancellation of the Class XII state board examinations in light of the second wave of Covid-19 in the state.
The state government held discussions with parents, teachers, educators, health experts and political parties in the past three days about conducting the exams.
“Although there were mixed opinions about conducting the board examinations, everyone wanted to ensure the safety of the children. The second wave of Covid-19 is still wreaking havoc in the state and health experts also predicted a third wave. Without However, the state government cannot vaccinate Class XII students as they are under 18 years old, “Stalin said in a statement.
He said the state government was still steadfast in its policy of conducting Class XII admissions based on Class XII test scores. “However, doctors say that postponing the exam further will affect students psychologically. Based on medical advice and other recommendations, the state government is canceling Class XII state board exams,” he said.
The state government has formed a committee headed by the secretary of school education, Kakarla Usha, to decide the modalities for awarding qualifications for admissions to higher education institutions. According to the committee’s report, grades would be awarded and admissions would be based on these grades, Stalin said.



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