The Minister was speaking in Erode after inaugurating ‘Amma’ mini clinic in Gobichettipalayam.
To a question on how students would be promoted as both quarterly and half yearly exams were not held as these marks were considered qualifying criteria in the last academic year, the Minister said that students were declared all pass then as the situation was so due to the lockdown. “But today the situation has changed. Yet, a decision would be taken after discussions with the CM,” he said.
As both quarterly and half yearly exams were cancelled this academic year, it remains uncertain on what criteria the students would be promoted if the board exams too get cancelled. The State government was yet to take a stand either on conducting or cancelling the board exams in the wake of a looming threat due to the contagious spread of a mutated COVID infection.
Reiterating that half yearly exams were cancelled in government schools, the Minister, however, said that private schools can conduct the exams online, if needed and it was not mandatory.