In order to simplify the state higher secondary (HSc) syllabus, the school education department on Monday issued an order to abolish Tamil and English language papers – II. The order means that from this academic year, students will write only six papers for HSc board examinations instead of eight.
The state government said this was a part of several reforms that are being implemented in the school education department.
“Since the parents and educationists suggested only one language paper for both Tamil and English in HSc board examination, school education minister KA Sengottaiyan headed a high-level committee meeting to discuss that. As the high-level committee suggested eliminating two language papers system, it has been implemented,” Pradeep Yadav, principal secretary to the Tamil Nadu Government said in the government order issued on Monday.
Students appearing for Class 11 and Class 12 exams will not write language papers Tamil-II and English-II from this academic year following the order.