Special Class to be Conducted for 8th Class Students, Orders the TN Education Ministry

Students Studying in Class / Representation
Students Studying in Class / Representation

Special classes for eight studying students in Tamil Nadu: One hour special class daily for eighth standard students in Tamil Nadu is the latest circular from the Tamil Nadu Education Ministry to all schools. Recently the Education Minister K. A. Sengottaiyan confirmed that there would be board exams for the fifth and eighth class students in Tamil Nadu. It was after many political leaders, and renowned educationalists condemned the move of the government to conduct board exams for the fifth and eight studying students.

Tamil Nadu government was the first and the only one state of all the southern states to announce fifth and eight standard board exams on September 13, 2019. It was only in the proposal for the New Education policy, which is not even finalized by the Central Government. But the Tamil Nadu government was the early bird to announce it to all schools and now in full swing to conduct the exams.

Circulars from the Education Ministry about Exams:

A recent circular says that those who fail in the fifth and eighth board exams will not be put in the same class for the next three years. It means that after 2022 if any student fails in the fifth board exam, has to study in the same class again.

Caste and the family background of the students proof have to be submitted for writing the fifth and eighth standard exams.

Exams should be written in large school exam centers which are a few kilometers away from the studying school and then reverted to write the exam in the same school. And, later, the same was done to the exam fees.

Now for today, this circular of a special class for eighth students has come. Will it be denied by the minister or confirmed will be known only after a few days. The education department is regularly issuing many circulars. And their denials and confirmations are happening on most of the days for the past year.