Class 12 exams: Ministry seeks public opinion

The decision will be made after consultation with representative organisations.

Minister for School Education Anbil Mahesh Ppoyyamozhi has on Wednesday said that the decision regarding the Class 12 board exams will be taken within two days after receiving the views of parents and academicians.

Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday announced that the CBSE Class 12 board exams will be cancelled. Following this, a key meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Stalin to discuss whether the Plus 2 examination could be held in Tamil Nadu.

The consultation meeting was attended by School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyamozhi, School Education Secretary Kagarla Usha, School Education Commissioner Nandakumar and Examination Board Director Usharani.

Speaking after the meeting, Minister Anbil Mahesh said, “The Chief Minister has expressed his opinion that the health of students is as important as their future. Educators, medical professionals, parents and teachers will be consulted on whether the Plus 2 public examination can be cancelled or held. The decision will be made within two days after the consultation”.

He also said that the department will provide an email address for educators and teacher organizations to provide suggestions in this regard. “I want the media to give their opinion as well. The final decision will be made within two days following that. It is not possible to ask the parents of all 12th-grade students within two days.

So we have decided to call their representatives and ask for their opinion,” the minister added Students, parents and educators can send their comments on the plus two exams by reaching out to or by contacting 14417.

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