MADURAI: A petition pointing out the plight of Class X and XII students who are pushed to take public exams in other schools and praying to allow them to write in their respective schools was transferred to a single judge hearing.
A division Bench headed by Justice V Dhanapalan transferred the petition to a single judge hearing stating that the prayer of the petitioner has no ingredients of public interest.
Petitioner T M Rajendran, state secretary of MDMK students’ wing, approached the court stating that in urban area, mostly the public examinations for class X and XII were conducted in their own schools.
It is stated that the students who are writing the public exams in the same school, where they are studying, will take the exams in a relaxed frame of mind, have a comfortable circumstances and have the chances for scoring well. Whereas in rural areas, the students are forced to take their Board exams in some other schools, citing those as the examination centres and not in the schools which they study.
According to the petitioner, this move creates more stress and anxiety among the students and gives unnecessary tension to them. Further, the students should travel to the schools which are located far away from their respective schools. Also the new environment, would affect them psychologically and have the possibility to reflect in their results.
Further, the class X students who take the public exams for the first time are being affected by this and certainly it affects the attainment of the students and depriving such facilities to one set of students is against the natural justice.
Pointing out their plight, the petitioner made a representation to the State government to conduct the board exams at the respective schools. As there was no response from the government, he approached the court seeking a direction to the Education department.