Following a plea filed by the Students Federation of India seeking postponement of board exams, the Tamil Nadu High Court had directed the state government to file its response by June 11th.
The petitioner had asserted that due to the lack of classes it would not be impossible for students to have forgotten their lessons. Also, online classes would also not be possible to reach each and every student. Adding to the above points the petitioner had also said that schools needed time for revisions ahead of examinations and that the exams should not be conducted on the spur of the moment for the sake of conducting it.
However, the Tamil Nadu School Education Minister Mr. K. A. Sengottiyan ruled out any further delay in the exams and confirmed that the exams would be held on June 15th as mentioned earlier. “Now there is no scope for further postponement, and we are making arrangements to teach the hill area students through online”, he said.
The Tamil Nadu 10th Board Examinations which were earlier scheduled from June 1st to June 12th were delayed to the continuation of lockdown till May 31st owing to the Covid – 19 outbreak. The state government then rescheduled the examinations from June 15th to June 25th.
The exams would be held over 12,500 centers as against 3,084 centers in the previous year, and social distancing will be practiced in every center while accommodating the students. The Minister further added that “We are arranging the students to write the examination at their own schools, for which a detailed report will be released soon.”