The Tamil Nadu authorities on Saturday introduced the cancellation of sophistication 12 state board examinations and stated a committee could be arrange to determine on awarding marks to college students.
While saying this, Chief Minister M Ok Stalin urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel all nationwide degree entrance exams like National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and permit Tamil Nadu to fill skilled seats the MBBS primarily based on class 12 marks alone.
The state authorities stated the choice to name off the board examination was due to the persevering with excessive prevalence of the second wave of COVID-19 in a number of components of Tamil Nadu and contemplating a 3rd wave’s probabilities.
Following consultations with stakeholders, together with academics, educationists and medical specialists, Stalin stated “the class 12 board examination for this year is cancelled,” including that the choice was taken contemplating the well-being of scholars.
A committee, headed by the School Education Department Principal Secretary, could be arrange to determine on giving marks to college students and primarily based on its advice, 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 under the age of 18 couldn’t be vaccinated and permitting all of them to sit for the examination on the identical time may improve the potential 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 holding in thoughts the protection of scholars and contemplating the issues expressed by a big part of educationists, academics, mother and father, and medical professionals, he stated.
Considering the pandemic and issues, he stated conducting nationwide degree entrance examinations for any skilled course could be immensely detrimental to the well being and well-being of scholars.
“I, therefore, urge you to cancel the conduct of all national level entrance examinations like NEET, as the same reasons adduced for cancelling the Class XII board examinations are equally applicable to entrance examinations as well. Our state may be allowed to fill all professional seats including MBBS seats, based on class XII marks alone, as we have always emphasised. I am sure that you would appreciate the fairness of my request, and will act upon it favourably,” he stated.