Digital Desk, Chennai. The Director of Elementary Education, Tamil Nadu, said that under the State Board, students from classes 1 to 8 in all schools have been promoted for the academic year 2020-21. The Office of the Director of Elementary Education said that it will provide free and compulsory education According to the Right to Information (RTE) Act, 2009. The Director also said that the officials of School Education Department should inform all the government, government aided and private state board schools of their jurisdiction to promote all students from class 1 to class
Further, Section 16 of the RTE Act states that no child should be held back in any class or expelled until completion of primary school. As the state is under an intensive lockout, the students More information and information about when schools can be opened for distribution of free textbooks and other materials and resources will be announced at a later date.
In February, the Tamil Nadu government declared ‘all-pass’ for students of classes 9 to 11. The board examination for students of class 12 has also been postponed and students are waiting for the exam dates. Physics teacher Maithili Karuna Karan, who is working with the Tamil Nadu Education Department, said, ‘Students from classes 1 to 11 are promoted in two stages and we have to see when the class 12 exam dates are announced. We have to see that the examinations are going on and I hope that once the case of Kovid falls, the government can take a decision. Of course, the government will take the decision only in consultation with health officials and other experts.