Web desk 10/05/2020
The governments of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have decided to cancel the public examination for Class 10 students. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy also said that class 11 board exams will also not be conducted.
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said all students will be promoted to the next grade. The decision has been taken in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Considering the representation of parents and the present trend of virus spread, the board examinations scheduled to be held from June 15 for class 10 and for subjects that could not be conducted for class 11 are fully cancelled and students are declared promoted,” Palanisamy said.
He also said that for class 10 students, 80% of marks will be awarded based on their performance in the quarterly and half-yearly exams and 20% marks will be based on their attendance.
Mr. Narayanasamy said that holding virtual classes for students appearing for the Puducherry Class 10 was not feasible as most of them in rural areas do not have a smartphone.
Recently, the Madras High Court pulled up the Tamil Nadu government on plans of conducting Class 10 board exams from June 15.
The state’s COVID-19 count has now reached 33,229. Of these cases, Chennai recorded 1,149 fresh Covid-19 cases.