MADURAI/ERODE/RAMANATHAPURAM: The new system followed to publish the results of the Plus Two examinations coupled with inordinate delays triggered confusion among students, teachers, headmasters and district level education officers across the State on Tuesday.
In Madurai, both education officers and journalists were left in the lurch thanks to the inordinate delay in the release of the list of district-level toppers.
Previously, CDs containing the list of district-level toppers, pass percentage, the rank of the district in the state and the number of candidates who scored centum used to be sent to the respective districts a day before the publication of the results of the Higher Secondary examination.
These CDs would also contain the school-wise temporary marksheets, which would be distributed to the school headmasters or their representatives. These marksheets would then be displayed on the school notice boards, which could subsequently be accessed by the students themselves.
However, this year, the school headmasters were asked to access the results from various government websites.
Further, as was the case in many districts, the CDs containing the results did not reach the respective Chief Educational Officers till late afternoon, fuelling speculations about the toppers.
District educational officials were forced to collect the names of the toppers from each and every school and this proved to be laborious.
Many private school students who scored high marks flocked to the edifices of their respective Chief Education Officers with their parents and teachers.
As the school-wise results were yet to be released, heads and staff of many schools complained that they were forced to spend a lot of time trying to identify the toppers. It was only in the evening that the office of the CEO received a comprehensive list of the toppers