Tamil Nadu govt says lessons on TV from July 13 and no online classes
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | Jul 09, 2020, 01:33 pm
Tamil Nadu Minister for School Education K. A. Sengottaiyan during his media briefing at Gobichettipalayam said television channels will telecast classes for government school students from July 13. He said it was wrongly interpreted that online classes will be conducted for students in government schools. He added that five channels will broadcast the lessons for students and said that distribution of textbooks will begin before classes commence. The channels announced to telecast lessons for government school students from Classes I to XII are DD Podhigai, Kalvi Tholaikkatchi, Polimer TV, Puthiya Thalaimurai and Thanthi TV.
Minister Sengottaiyan stated that plans have been formulated for lessons for students of Classes VI to X to be telecast from 8.30AM to 5PM on Kalvi Tholaikkatchi channel. It is being reported that lessons on video will be made available to students' laptops for Classes XI and XII. As for Classes I to V, lessons will be broadcast on Kalvi Tholaikkatchi and the above-mentioned private TV channels. Furthermore, it has been revealed that the duration for primary students' classes will be shorter compared to higher classes and that all lessons will subsequently be uploaded on the same day on YouTue and other e-learning platforms. The minister further revealed that the content for the lessons have been prepared and is on the anvil.
Regarding the Class 12 results for the academic year 2019-20, Minister Sengottaiyan informed that they will be declared only after students who are yet to take the exams appear for the same. He questioned as to how promotion can be granted to the students who did not sit for the exams. The government is now prepared to conduct the exams and examination centres are also ready. State education department will issue hall tickets to those students who prefer to appear for the exams. Hall tickets will be issued in the respective schools where the students studied. Students in Karnataka and Maharashtra are about to appear for the examinations, he said.
Minister Sengottaiyan then stated that Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami announced all-pass for Class 10 students taking into consideration their welfare and the preferences of the parents. He also said that Tamil Nadu is the only state providing free coaching for students taking up the National Eligibility cum Entrance (NEET) exam. He informed that the standpoint of the government is also to cancel the NEET exam in the state.