On Thursday, 14th March 2019, over 9.59 lakh students wrote SSLC examinations in TN and in Puducherry starting with Tamil paper. The point to be noted here is the examinations are the first of the 3 consecutive board examinations that the students would be writing through class 10, plus 1 and plus 2.
A student who wrote the SSLC Tamil examination expressed his happiness about the paper being easy. He then added that the paper was along the expected lines. The important information collected is in the exam centers SSLC students began their examination at 2 pm in the afternoon as plus- 1 students wrote physics, economics and computer technology papers in the morning. There would be second phase of the syllabus getting revised and this would be the last year of the old syllabus for class 10 students. The education department would be unveiling a new curriculum for classes 2, 7, 10, 12 from the coming academic year.
It is worthy to note that there were as many as 4000 teachers who were involved in overseeing the conduct of SSLC examinations across centers and 5500 flying squads and standing squads have been constituted for the purpose. In the SSLC examinations there were no cases malpractice but in the plus 1 examinations one student belonging to Tiruppur indulged in malpractice.
It is known that the board examinations for classes 10, plus one and plus two are ending by March end. The DGE or directorate of government examinations said that government as well as government aided schools must wind of their annual examinations by 12th of April 2019 and close the schools for summer vacations. All district education officials must coordinate with schools in their areas and ensure that examinations begin by 1st April and end by 12th April. This was confirmed by Mr. Rameswara Murugan who is the director. To make up for the loss of working days, Saturdays would be made as working day in the schools.
One important point is many school teachers of government and aided schools would be involved in the Lok Sabha elections and schools would be used as polling centers on 18th April.