The Tamil Nadu School Department has announced that the 5th and 8th grades will be held in Tamil Nadu. Various political parties and academics opposed the announcement. They also accused the students’ education of jeopardizing the general election. The Tamil Nadu government has announced that the 5th and 8th grades will be canceled.

In a statement issued by the Minister of Education, Senkotayan, the government issued a statement on behalf of the school department on September 13 last year regarding the general election for students of 5th and 8th grade from 2020-2021. Various demands have been made in this regard. After considering them, the Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to abolish this state. Therefore, the old practice will continue.

In this regard, actor Surya posted on Twitter: – 

Agaram has realized in her fieldwork how difficult it is to reconnect the students who are studying at the age of reading. General exams are not always the solution to measuring students’ learning ability. General exams for Grades 5 and 8 are canceled. Thanks to the Minister of Education and Government of Tamil Nadu.