The Tamil Nadu school education minister, K A Sengottaiyan on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, said that the half-yearly examinations for students in government and government-aided schools are cancelled for the current academic year.
“We have allowed private schools to conduct online exams if required,” said Sengottaiyan speaking to reporters in Erode district.
The state is yet to decided on a date to reopen schools. He added, “The chief minister will take a decision after speaking to parents, students and educators.”
The government had earlier announced that schools will reopen on November 16 but postponed it after holding consultations with parents who feared the safety of their children amidst the pandemic.
Classes for medical colleges and final year students of undergraduate courses reopened from December 7, 2020.