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Swiss Tamil children hone language, religion skills

[TamilNet, Sunday, 06 May 2007, 04:02 GMT]
3858 Tamil children sat for proficiency tests in Tamil and religion in forty two test centers in 17 of the 23 cantons in Switzerland Saturday conducted by the Swiss Tamil Educational Service (TES), a volunteer organization administered by expatriate Tamils, sources in Switzerland said. The examinations are being conducted for the 13th consecutive year, according to TES officials.

Children from Grade 1 to Grade 10 took the tests. Students, in addition to Tamil Language, had a choice of Hinduism, Christianity or Roman Catholism as electives in religion.

Swiss Tamil Class


More than 350 volunteer teachers administered the tests in the 42 test centers, organizers said.

Officials said that an Test-center Director, Examinations Supervisor, assistant invigilators and Administrator for the Question, Answer sheets were appointed for each test center. The examination officers had a joint session earlier where they were given basic training in conducting the tests, according to TES officials.

Swiss Tamil Class
Swiss Tamil Class



Swiss Tamil children
Swiss Tamil children
Swiss Tamil children

 

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