Chief Minister M Okay Stalin, whereas asserting this, urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel all nationwide degree entrance assessments like National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and permit Tamil Nadu to fill skilled seats together with the MBBS based mostly on class 12 marks alone.
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The state authorities stated the choice to name off the board examination was in view of the persevering with excessive prevalence of the second wave of Covid-19 in a number of components of Tamil Nadu and in addition contemplating the possibilities of a 3rd wave.
Following consultations with stakeholders, together with academics, educationists and medical consultants, Stalin stated “the class 12 board examination for this year is cancelled,” including that the choice was taken contemplating the effectively-being of college students.
A committee, headed by the School Education Department Principal Secretary, could be arrange to determine on giving marks to college students and based mostly on its suggestion, marks could be awarded, an official launch stated.
Such marks alone shall be the idea for admission to faculty programs, it stated.
Explaining the explanations for cancelling exams, the federal government identified that college students beneath the age of 18 couldn’t be vaccinated and permitting all of them to sit for the examination on the identical time may enhance the chance of virus unfold and deferring the examination too was not an choice as such a transfer would have an effect on them psychologically.
Meanwhile, in a letter to the Prime Minister, Stalin apprised him of the state cancelling its board exams and constituting a panel to repair standards to consider college students and award them marks.
“Admissions to professional, arts and science courses in our state will be made based on these marks that will be awarded to the students.”
The choices have been made maintaining in thoughts the security of college students and in addition contemplating the considerations expressed by a big part of educationists, academics, mother and father and medical professionals, he stated.
Considering the pandemic and considerations, he stated conducting nationwide degree entrance examinations for any skilled course could be immensely detrimental to the well being and well- being of college students.
“I subsequently urge you to cancel the conduct of all nationwide degree entrance examinations like NEET, as the identical causes adduced for cancelling the Class XII board examinations are equally relevant to entrance examinations as effectively.
Our state could also be allowed to fill all skilled seats together with MBBS seats, on the idea of class XII marks alone, as we have now at all times emphasised. I’m positive that you’d admire the equity of my request, and can act upon it favourably,” he stated.
Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha and Haryana are among the many states which have cancelled state board exams.
The centre on June 1 determined to cancel the CBSE Class 12 board exams amid the persevering with Covid-19 pandemic throughout the nation.