The announcement made by school education Minister of Tamil Nadu K A Sengottaiyan has left everyone in the state in shock. The announcement was made with regard to class 10 th exam date and other exam dates’ schedule.
The announcement made by K A Sengottaiyan on class 10th exam date and other dates:-
The surprising announcement of class 10th exam date was made on Tuesday to the media by K A Sengottaiyan. He stated in it that class 10th exam date would be on June 1 and end on June 12. Along with the class 10 exam date he announced the date of evaluation of class 12th answer sheets on May 27.
He further announced along with class 10th exam date that the class 11th exam which was to be taken on March 26 would now be taken on 2nd June. The re-exam of a flabbergasting number of 36,842 absentees for class 12th final exam is scheduled on 4th June. It has been estimated that there are 9.45 lakh students left for the exam and requirement of 20,000 teachers for paper evaluation.
However, there has been no announcement or notice passed for school reopening. He even pointed out several states have successfully completed the evaluation of paper for the exams that were held.
The measures to be taken on the scheduled class 10 exam date:-
K A Sengottaiyan adjoining his announcement on class 10th exam date he further stated that for efficient transport facilities, buses are arranged. These shall operate across the state along with tribal hamlets providing the facility of picking and dropping students during exam. He further stated that modifications have been implemented in seating arrangements.
These modifications would follow proper social distancing following the advice from parents and doctors. It would also be made mandatory for wearing masks for the students appearing.
The reaction of parents and teachers on class 10th exam date and other exam dates:-
The announcement by K A Sengottaiyan on the class 10th exam date and other dates has left everyone in shock. Many of the teachers have stated concerns of exam centers in containment zones along with students coming from such zones. There are not proper space arrangements made and other facilities like water and sanitizer in a short notice would become a nightmare for them.
Some even showed concerns that maintenance of social distancing is far more challenging of such a great number of teachers for evaluation. Some even expressed their grievances to need more classrooms for initiating his decision. One of them even said that on the scheduled class 10th exam date there are 3,825 centers earmarked so there would be improper surveillance for such a large number.
Some of them even stated scheduling the exam amidst the rising cases would create stress among parents and students. This would lead them to make a choice of not letting their children give exams because of risk of getting an infection. There were also concerns expressed that students might have to refresh their memory before letting them appear in exams.
Some even suggested that exams be taken only in few districts, where the risk is lower for time being. S Arumainathan, Tamil Nadu Students’ Parents Welfare Association president stated that the exams will be postponed to July 1. Tamil Nadu Teachers Association had also stated to postpone exams until the virus is stopped.
Opposition DMK president MK Stalin on the announcement on class 10th exam date and other dates:-
MK Stalin put forward his concern that the government did not give consent on the movement of train and flight but gave exams. K A Sengottaiyan replied to him by stating that it’s a matter of concern that the cancellation or postponement of the exam would have an impact on the future of a child.
MK Stalin even posed questions with regard to the urgency of the announcement. He further expressed his concern over the panic that might be created among students and parents. He even put forward his views that conducting exams would be better after the situation comes to a normal halt.
The announcement should be made and exams should be taken only after mental preparation of students, parents and teachers.