Tamil Nadu cancels Class 12 board examination due to pandemic situation

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Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday night announced that the board examinations for Class 12 have been cancelled in wake of the current pandemic situation in the state.

The decision has been taken after the authorities spoke to parents, teachers, educationists, health experts and political parties over the possibility of conducting the examinations.

"Though there were mixed opinion on conducting the board exams, all of them wanted to ensure the safety of the children. Covid-19 second wave is still raging in the state and health experts also predicted a third wave. However, the state government cannot vaccinate Class XII students as they are aged below 18 years," Stalin said in a statement.

"However, doctors say postponing the exam further will affect the students psychologically. Based on the medical advice and other recommendations, the state government is cancelling Class XII state board exams," he said.

MK Stalin also wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi asking him to cancel all-India level entrance examinations like NEET, IIT and others.

“I have written a letter to the PM to cancel all entrance exams. Though the exams are cancelled in view of students' health, we will ensure that admissions to higher educational institutions are not affected,” Stalin said.