Education Minister KA Senkottayan today inaugurated various welfare projects in the Gobichettipalayam Assembly constituency in the Erode district . He subsequently met with reporters. Then, the question was raised as to whether the current academic year in Tamil Nadu is likely to be declared as zero academic year. To that end, it will be decided in consultation with Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy to declare schools as zero academic years in the context of schools not yet open. Minister Senkottayan replied that the school education department would act on his orders.
Giving up an entire academic year is zero academic year. Accordingly, schools will not be open. Lessons will not be conducted. Elections do not happen. For example, if you have studied first class in the academic year 2019-20, you will be considered as not having studied any class in the current academic year. The next class will go to the 2021-22 academic year. But the problem comes only for new students. Students will be enrolled in Class I in the 2021-22 academic year in double the number of students who are ready to join Class I in the current academic year and those who are ready to enroll in the next academic year. And for those who are unable to enroll in the current academic year all classes will be postponed by one year.
It is expected that the Government of Tamil Nadu will seriously investigate and decide on such issues. What will the government decide on the 10th and 12th class general examinations if perhaps all the classes are declared to have passed without writing the examinations?
Various questions arise as to how the scores for them will be calculated in an environment where quarterly and half-yearly examinations are not conducted. This can cause various confusions and problems for students joining colleges.