Express News Service
(*12*)CHENNAI: After a a lot anticipated wait, the State authorities launched the schedule for sophistication 12 board examinations on Wednesday. As in opposition to the standard norm of conducting it within the month of March, the exams are scheduled to be held from May 3 to 21, this yr, and over eight lakh students are anticipated to seem. But, in accordance to the schedule, the chemistry exam will probably be held on May 21, with only a day to examine after Biology and Botany exams.
(*12*)This tight schedule has been a trigger for concern amongst chemistry lecturers in Madurai, prompting them to ship a petition to the Chief Minister to reschedule the final exam. District co-ordinator of NEET Examination and a PG trainer of Chemistry at Government Higher Secondary School in Parapathi in Madurai, S Vennila Devi, mentioned the students needs to be given adequate examine go away forward of the exam. “Usually, the portions will be completed in January and students will write three revision tests. This time, I don’t think, they will be able to write even one,” she mentioned.
(*12*)While it appears to be a breather for students that the exams have been delayed by two months this time, many are nervous about their efficiency due to ‘lack of enough classes’. “Our classes had been disrupted for months, depriving us of any practical knowledge that majorly helps in exam preparation,” mentioned R Sravanthi, a category 12 scholar residing in T Nagar.
(*12*)Another scholar, H Kailash, mentioned poor web connection was one other main concern through the on-line lessons. “Many a times, calls would get disconnected for a few students midway, but the classes would still go on. Usually, the gap of learning in school would be bridged during tuitions. However, even that took a hit during the pandemic.”
(*12*)Teachers additionally felt that on-line schooling has been probably the most tough strategies of instructing through the pandemic. “Usually before the exams, children are under a lot of stress. Face-to-face interaction eases their tension. Doubts can also be cleared better, boosting their confidence levels,” mentioned N Prathima, a highschool trainer. She added that a lot of the students had been nervous and confused all of the whereas throughout on-line lessons, particularly for topics that require software, like Mathematics and Economics.
(*12*)‘Do not pressurize your kids with expectations’
(*12*)Mental well being specialists mentioned that oldsters would wish to play a significant function in calming their youngsters now. “During these times, parents must not pressurise children with their expectations. Instead, they must assure them not to think too much about the marks. Also, stress might lead to difficultly in sleeping and a loss of appetite. Physical and mental health are inter-connected. Children must be fed nutritious food and enough fluids. Only if they feel healthy, can they prepare well for the exams. Even a mild dehydration during these times could trigger paranoia,” mentioned P Vasanth, a psychiatrist from Guindy.
(*12*)On the subject of alleviated stress ranges, KPO Suresh, State secretary of the Tamil Nadu Post Graduate Teachers Association (TNPGTA), mentioned: “The government should cancel the Common Examination for this academic year and provide an all-pass for all students. For college entry, some other mechanism could be introduced, such as a separate examination by each college.”
(*12*)BOARD EXAM SCHEDULE
(*12*)May 3: Language
May 5: English
May 7: Communication English/ Ethics and Indian Culture/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Bio Chemistry/ Advanced Language (Tamil)/ Home Science/ Political Science and Statistics May 11 — Physics/ Economics/ Computer Technology
May 17: Mathematics/ Zoology/ Commerce/ Microbiology/ Nutrition and Dietetics/ Textile and Dress Designing/ Food Service Management/ Agricultural Science/ Nursing (General)/ Nursing Vocational
May 19: Biology/ Botany/ History/ Business Mathematics and Statistics/ Basic Electrical Engineering/ Basic Electronics Engineering/ Basic Civil Engineering/ Basic Automobile Engineering/ Basic Mechanical Engineering/ Textile Technology/ Office Management and Secretaryship
May 21: Chemistry/ Accountancy/ Geography
(The exams will begin at 10 am and finish at 1.15 pm)