Tamilnadu School Education Department has announced the new dates for the Half yearly exam for Class 10 and Class 12 students state board schools.
The exams that were earlier scheduled on December 7, 8 and 14 but postponed later on will now be held on January 2, 3 and 5, respectively, a press release from the Department of School Education (DSE) said on Tuesday.
Initially the exams were to be held on December 7 and 8 but could not be conducted in schools across the state due to the announcement of the government declaring three days of holidays on account of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's demise. Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5. These exams will be held on January 2 and 3.
The exams that were scheduled for December 14 could not be conducted in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts due to the prediction from the met department about the instensity of cyclone Vardah. These exams will be held in the three districts on January 5.
However, the new timetable for December 14 exams is only for those three districts in Tamilnadu that were affected by the cyclone.
Department of School Education is a part of the Directorate of Public Instructions in Tamilnadu that comprises six departments among Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Directorate of Government Exams.
The objectives of DSE are
- To provide universal access, equity, quality at primary, upper primary, secondary and higher secondary level.
- To strive for all round development of the child. To evolve curriculum and evaluation procedures in conformity with the values enshrined in the Constitution.
- To build the childs knowledge, potential talent and develop the childs physical and mental abilities to the fullest extent.
- To provide required infrastructure to ensure the comfort of each and every child in school. To provide a conducive learning environment through learning activities, discovery and exploration in a child friendly and child centred manner.
- To provide quality education as far as possible in the childs own mother tongue.
- To provide abundant opportunities for the child to express itself without any fear.
- To make examinations more flexible and integrated in classroom life by implementing continuous and comprehensive evaluation in phases, to remove the anxiety and stress caused by terminal examinations.