Tamil Nadu class 12 exams could be postponed as several schools have requested the Tamil Nadu government to postpone the Class 12 board exams.
The Directorate of Government Examinations, Tamil Nadu is all set to conduct Tamil Nadu Class 12 exams from May 3 to 21, 2021. But now due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state several schools have asked the board to reconsider the date of Class 12 exams.
According to a Times of India report, B Purushothaman, senior principal of Everwin Group of School said, “There is only four weeks’ time for board exams to commence. Covid-19 cases are expected to peak around that time. We feel it is not advisable to conduct the exams as per the present schedule. There is time till June to conduct the board exams.”
A headmaster from a government school told the TOI that the health of the students may be at risk as the revision test dates are just after the polls. In addition to this, the government has also allowed the COVID-19 patients to vote which can be riskier for the students.
“The second wave is affecting even the teenagers. Parents and children are expecting the board exams to be postponed to June till the Covid-19 cases subside,” Senior principal of Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Tambaram said, as per the report.
Students must note that until now, there is no official announcement of the postponement of TN Class 12 exams 2021. Therefore, it is advisable to prepare for the examination accordingly and take all the precautionary measures to avoid COVID-19 infection.