Less than a month for board exams, schools struggle to find time for revision
With much less than a month to go for the Class 12 board exams, State Board schools are struggling to find time to slot in revision classes or exams for their college students. Students of sophistication 12 got here again to campus in January after schools remained shut for 12 months owing to COVID-19.
On Wednesday, college students got here again to many schools after a 5 day break as schools had been shut from Friday to Tuesday. Following the meeting elections which passed off via Tuesday, a number of schools which had been used as polling cubicles had been disinfected and sanitised.
“Even though we had online classes when schools were shut, many schools have spent a considerable amount of time since January when physical classes began to teach students several concepts. Since learning is still going on, most schools will definitely run short of time to help students revise,” mentioned R. Visalakshi, President, Tamil Nadu Private Schools Association. “During any other academic year, students would have had repeated tests and teachers though the year would have held special classes to prepare them for the boards,” she added.
The sensible exams for class 12 are scheduled to be held from April 16 to 23 and the board exams are to start from the primary week of May. The variety of COVID-19 instances are on the rise within the state and this has added to the issues of the scholars and fogeys as effectively.
“While we are trying our best to have revision tests for the completed portions so far and seek out students who need extra help, teachers are facing a few attitudinal challenges from students. Since the students came back to school after a long gap, some of them are yet to grasp the seriousness of the exams ahead and are struggling to keep at regular preparations for it,” mentioned A. Ramu, State President, Directly Recruited Post-Graduate Teachers Federation.
In a few districts, authorities schools have managed to conduct one spherical of revision exams with a a part of the finished syllabus. “Any other revision that we plan can be done only after the practicals. We need at least five days before the practicals to prepare the students as well since they hardly had any time in the school laboratories this academic year,” mentioned a science trainer from Dindigul. Despite a discount within the syllabus, he mentioned that the remaining parts had been nonetheless huge for lecturers to full shortly.