With the surge in COVID-19 cases, students of classes 9, 10 and 11 in Tamil Nadu have been declared 'promoted' to the next higher classes without any examinations for this academic year. This move comes in view of “unprecedented circumstances” caused by coronavirus, announced Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday.
“They have been promoted after taking into consideration the unprecedented circumstances, the request from parents and the opinions of the educationists,” Palaniswami said in a suo motu statement in the Legislative Assembly. As per reports, a detailed guideline for awarding marks would be released by the government.
Palaniswami explained that educational institutions were closed in 2020-21 after the pandemic and classes for 10th and 11th standard students started after the pandemic was brought under control to an extent.
“Students were given multi-vitamin and zinc supplements. They learnt through Kalvi television and internet. The syllabus was reduced in view of the difficulties faced by them,” he added.