Students write Language I; the examinations will come to end on March 27
In Dindigul district, 20,978 students — 10,980 girls and 9,998 boys — appeared for the Plus Two examinations that began on Friday with Language I (Tamil). Among them, 148 students wrote French, Hindi and Sanskrit examinations.
Ten flying squads, each comprising six members, had been formed to monitor the examination centres where special arrangements were made for the convenience of differently abled students. Guides (assitants) were provided to visually impaired students, said Education Department officials.
There was uninterrupted power supply at the examination centres. Elaborate arrangements had been made in all the 52 centres – 30 in Dindigul and 22 in Palani educational districts. Stringent measures were followed in the four centres of Batlagundu, Nilakottai, Palani, Natham and Kovilpatti to prevent malpractices.
In Theni district, 13,532 students — 6, 548 boys and 6,984 girls — sat for the examinations in Uthamapalayam and Periyakulam educational districts.
Thirty-eight principal supervisors and 38 department officials and 38 additional department staff were deputed to monitor the examinations. To prevent irregularities in the conduct of examinations, 38 standing committees were constituted. Besides, 10 flying squads led by the District Educational Officer, were also on the move to monitor the centres.
In Virudhunaga district, 21,427 students appeared for the Plus Two examinations.
The students sat for the Language I paper in 64 centres across the three educational districts of Srivilliputtur, Virudhunagar and Aruppukottai. Collector T.N. Hariharan, Superintendent of Police S. Maheswaran and District Revenue Officer R. Raju inspected the arrangements made at several centres.
Chief Educational Officer Bhagavathi said that all the centres were provided with purified drinking water.
“We wanted to make the students feel comfortable at the examination hall without any fear. The Chief Superintendents and the teachers spoke to the students as they assembled to face the examination with confidence and without fear,” he said.
Ten flying squads had been formed to check malpractices. The examinations would end on March 27.
In Ramanathapuram district, 14,702 students, including 7,861 girls, sat for the examination at 38 centres.
In Sivaganga district, 14,541 students wrote the examination in 42 centres in the educational districts of Sivaganga and Devakottai.
District electricity circles in both these districts ensured uninterrupted power supply from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at all the examination centres.