Accordingly tamilnadu Directorate of Elementary education has announced that the public exams for students of Classes 5 and 8 will be conducted in their own schools. Meanwhile the announcement comes days after the department had stated that the students will have to go to other schools to give their exams.
Furthermore according to a circular issued by the Directorate of Elementary education on tuesday, all the schools that follow the tamilnadu state syllabus till Class 5 must function as an examination centre to conduct public exams for Class 5. Apparently, schools that follow state syllabus for Classes 5 and 8 must also function as examination centres for the public exams scheduled for the two classes. Hence this circular will replace the earlier one which said that students will have to give their exams in designated centres, similar to Classes 10 and 12.
Moreover the government of tamilnadu introduced public exams for students of Classes 5 and 8 from the current academic year. Meanwhile Class 5 students will write public exams in three subjects english, tamil and Math, Class 8 students will give their exams in all five subjects. Perhaps after introducing public exams for Classes 5 and 8, the state government was also considering making the students write those exams in common examination centres. Also critics also pointed out that this move could potentially increase the rate of dropouts from schools. However, the tamilnadu government responded that the examinations are being conducted to assess the learning levels in students and the results of these exams will not be published.