The directorate of matriculation schools in Tamil Nadu has warned the private schools against conducting exams and violating the state’s direction to promote all the students of classes I to IX (to the next classes).
At the beginning of lockdown, the state had asked the schools to promote all the students of classes I to IX without exams, considering the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
As a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID -19, all schools in the State have been closed. Among the directions issued by the School Education Director was that all students from all schools in classes 1 to 9 will be promoted to the next class and heads of institutions will have to record the same.
In a circular, the Director of Matriculation Schools, A. Karuppaswami, has said that there are some private schools that are however planning to hold exams for students of classes 1 to 9 once the schools reopen. Based on the marks students score in these exams, the schools will decide to promote or detain the students, it is learnt.
The circular added: “Even though a circular has been issued by the government stating that all students of classes 1 to 9 should be promoted, the managements of some matriculation and matriculation higher secondary schools are attempting to violate this.”
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