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Tamil Nadu government constitutes committee for criteria on Class 12 marks

Chennai, June 7(BPNS)

Tamil Nadu minister education department has constituted a committee to look into how Class 12 students of the state board can be awarded marks after the cancellation of the board examinations.

 The minister for school education, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi in a statement on Monday said that the committee which was constituted on the directions from Tamil Nadu Chief minister MK Stalin will be headed by School education secretary Karkala Usha.

The committee has Tamil Nadu higher education secretary and the Madras University Vice-Chancellor as its members.

Minister said that the committee would soon come up with criteria as soon as possible and based on the criteria the committee submit, the Chief Minister will make the announcement.

Tamil Nadu education minister also said that the government would announce guidelines for conducting online classes in schools following several complaints of students of sexual harassment by teachers. Recently a major public school of Chennai was under scanner following allegations by a group of girl students that a teacher had misbehaved with them during online classes.

Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said, “We have a draft of the guidelines ready with us and are waiting for approval from the Chief minister after which it will be announced”

The minister also said that many private schools have already commenced online classes for the new academic year and after the guidelines are announced by the Chief Minister, it will be incorporated in these schools.