Assam: Pass-Fail System to be Reintroduced in Schools

Assam government has decided to conduct examinations for Classes 5 and 8 of all schools in the state and the students who fail will be detained in the same class
Assam: Pass-Fail System to be Reintroduced in Schools
Assam: Pass-Fail System to be Reintroduced in Schools

Assam government has decided to conduct examinations for Classes 5 and 8 of all schools in the state and the students who fail will be detained in the same class, the decision was taken during a cabinet meeting held today.

Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu said, “In the Right to Education Act, 2009, there were provisions of examinations from Class 1 onwards, but the unsuccessful students could not be detained in the same class.”

“In 2019, the Assam government had amended the act and accordingly the state cabinet today decided to take yearly examinations for students of classes 5 and 8. The unsuccessful students will be detained in the same class,” he added.

The cabinet has decided that the failed candidates will be given a second chance to appear for a special examination which will be held after a gap of two months once the yearly exam results are out.

The teachers will take remedial classes for them. “However, the candidates who will fail in that examination too will have to study in the same class for another year,” added Pegu.

Assam’s education minister further said that it was widely believed that the absence of a pass-fail structure in the lower and primary sections has adversely affected the education system in the state.

Hence, the government has decided to bring it back to the school level.

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