TN Govt receives inputs from teachers, parents on Plus Two exams

Chennai: A day after the Tamilnadu government invited suggestions from teahers, parents, students, healthcare experts and academicians on whether to hold class 12 board exams or not in the present pandemic situation, sources said inputs are pouring in from various stakeholders at the e-mail inbox and phone number announced by the School Education department.

“Based on the inputs, the government will take a decision in a day or two,” sources said.

Talking to reporters after holding a review meeting with Chief Minister M K Stalin at the State Secretariat here Wednesday, Shool Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said the Chief Minister will take a decision on holding the exams after eliciting the view of various stakeholders in two days.

The Minister, who had earlier said that the State’s decision will depend on the Centre’s decision on holding CBSE exams, said the government has sought the views from health experts, parents, teachers, students and academicians to decide on the next course of action.

“The Chief Minister has said that all sides should be heard and that a decision will be taken within two days based on this,” he said, adding, “we should also consider what other States decide with regard to conducting their state board exams”.

The Minister appealed to parents, teachers and other stakeholders to write or send e-mails to the department sharing their views.

“Our Chief Minister and the government have always maintained the same position that while we acknowledge that exams are important for a student’s future, their health also should be taken into consideration,” he said.

School Education Department has announced that parents and teachers can voice their opinion about conducting Plus 2 exams by contacting the phone number 14417 or by sending an email to [email protected]


NT Bureau