TN govt to merge subjects to reduce burden of students

Chennai: With high chances for the academic year to be curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the State government is thinking about various possibilities of reducing the burden on the students and teachers.

According to sources, the education department is planning to merge subjects that have two parts in tenth standard.

Sources said that from the upcoming academic year Social Studies book for the tenth standard has been merged into one. It is said that similar measures will be taken for 11 and 12th standard subjects as well.

School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan recently said there are no possibilities of reopening schools in the State as of now, due to the Covid-19 situation.

Speaking to the media, he said, “a decision on online classes will be taken and announced in the next two days, after consultation with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami”.

The Minister recently met the Chief Minister to discuss grating marks to 10th standard students for their board exams.

Sources said that the government is planning to award marks based on grades.
Speaking to reporters, the Minister said steps to regulate online education are being considered by the government.

 

NT Bureau