Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy on Thursday made an important announcement regarding the final examinations for classes 9 to 11 at the Assembly. As per the announcement, the final exam for classes 9, 10, and 11 for the academic session 2020-21 has been cancelled in the state under Rule 110. Students of these classes will be passed on to the next class without any examination.
The Chief Minister in his announcement said, “All students in classes 9, 10 and 11 in the academic year 2020-21 are declared to have passed the full year exams and no general exams, considering the request of the parents and the opinion of the academics. The score assessment protocols for students will be published in detail by the government.”
According to CM Palanisamy, the decision to cancel the exams for classes 9, 10, and 11 was taken after receiving many requests from the parents, teachers, and educators. He also added that the decision to cancel exams was taken by the government keeping in consideration the unusual situation faced by the students this year due to Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Government Examinations has released the timetable for Class 12 state board examinations. According to the time table the examination will be conducted between May 3 and May 21, 2021.
The Chief Minister Palanisamy also made the announcement that the retirement age of the government employees has been increased from 59 to 60