Now, Class 5 And Class 8 Students Failed
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the amendment seeking revocation of ‘no detention’ policy in classes 5 and 8, enabling states now to allow schools to fail the child if he/she fails in either or both classes and withhold their promotion to the next standard.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar moved the ‘The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017’, which sought for regular examination in classes 5 and 8.
No homework in classes I and II may soon become a reality after Madras High Court directive to do away with it. On Saturday, minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar hinted at removing homework for young beginners studying in the two classes.
“We will definitely follow the order. I believe children should attend school to learn with fun and should not be put under any pressure. We shall study the order and should do whatever is possible to reduce burden,” said the union minister in a press conference on Saturday.
Javadekar also expressed hope to pass the bill by amending the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act – 2009 in the upcoming monsoon session of the Parliament. “The Congress has not allowed us to hold the Parliament session. By March 2019 each state will be able to bring back pass-fail in classes V and VIII. As many as 25 states including Bengal have agreed to the proposal,” added Javadekar.
Once the pass-fail system is brought back, students will be detained in the two classes over poor performance. However, after two months, the failed students will be given an opportunity to re-appear in another exam after holding remedial classes. “Only if they fail in the second exam, they will have to repeat the class. Each state can only introduce the pass-fail system in classes V and VIII as doing the same in any other standard will require further amendment of the RTE Act 2009,” explained Javadekar
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