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Stalin cancels TN 12th board, seeks ditto for NEET UG

Stalin said medical experts had opined that the Covid-19 spread is huge in the state and there is also the risk of a third wave

Saturday June 5, 2021 11:17 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

TN 12th Exam 2021 Cancelled

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday announced the cancellation of Class 12 state board examinations due to the Covid-19 spread, and also asked PM Modi to cancel the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) - NEET UG.

In a statement, Stalin said discussions were held with experts and cross sections of the society on holding the exams for 12th standard students.

While there were differing views, all were of the unanimous view that the student's health should be safeguarded.

The Central government has recently cancelled the Class 12exams for students studying under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) stream and several state governments have also cancelled the exam in their states, Stalin said.

He said medical experts had opined that the Covid-19 spread is huge in the state and there is also the risk of a third wave.

Further the vaccination is available only for those who are above 18 and not for the school students who are of lower age and asking them to assemble to write the exams will increase the chance of infection, Stalin said.

"TN 12th Result 2021"

According to the Chief Minister, a committee of experts will decide on 12th result and calculating the marks to be awarded for the students based on which admissions for other courses will be made.

Referring to entrance exams like NEET, Stalin said owing to Covid-19, holding of such exams will not be appropriate and a letter has been written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regearding the same.

Earlier MDMK leader Vaiko too had raised the similar demand and asked the centre to cancel the medical entrance test.

"If holding 12th exam amidst Covid-19 can put to risk students health, so does conducting NEET. The centre therefore must also cancel NEET UG", he said.


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