Class 10 th board exams detention to return in CBSE schools, says HRD Minister

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NEW DELHI: According to the report, the central government may reintroduce to the class 10th board examinations which is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the students and scrap off ‘no-detention’ policy, as the methods ‘have not yielded desired results’.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has decided to announcement as soon as 25 October 2016. The Class 10th boards are likely to be return from 2018.

According to report, the reason for the decision is feedback firm from states and representative organisations of parents and teachers that doing away with the exam along with the no-detention policy was affecting academic standards, even as studies indicated that the number of drop-outs has reduced.

In case of no-detention policy, Javadekar is likely to announce a new version in which wherein students will be automatically promoted till Class V. After that, states will be free devise their options till Class VIII but will need to provide an opportunity for a “re-test” for students who fail.
The two policies were introduced in 2010, with an aim to reduce pressure on student and motivate them to stay longer in school.

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