CHENNAI: All Class X state board college students the 2019-20 educational yr can be promoted regardless of their marks in quarterly and half-yearly exams, Tamil Nadu Directorate of Authorities Examinations mentioned on Friday.
The directorate has sought information, together with reply sheets, mark registers and progress studies, from headmasters to award marks to Class X college students. The half-yearly and quarterly examination marks carry 80% weightage whereas attendance can be given 20% weightage.
College headmasters complained that many college students had flunked the quarterly and half-yearly exams.
“As per the federal government order, all college students, regardless of their marks in half-yearly and quarterly exams, can be promoted. The chief instructional officers have to tell it to all headmasters in excessive colleges and better secondary colleges,” a round from DGE mentioned.
Some colleges and trainer associations demanded that college students be given marks based mostly on half-yearly exams and revision exams.
“The varsity schooling division can think about one of the best of two marks in half-yearly and three revision exams. It could actually additionally introduce grade system for Class X to keep away from pointless rigidity amongst college students,” mentioned Tamil Nadu Lecturers Affiliation president P Ok Ilamaran.
The board exams had been cancelled as a result of growing variety of Covid-19 instances.