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No-detention policy till Class 6

Speed News Desk | First published: 24 December 2016, 18:09 IST
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar at Jamia

Soon, the no-detention rule will be applicable till Class VI across schools India. The law ministry has approved the Ministry of Human Resource Development's proposal to enforce the pass-fail rule from Class VII onwards. Currently, no-detention is applicable till Class VIII.

The amendments will be implemented in the current Right To Education (RTE) Act. Law ministry has recommended that MHRD should have a draft Bill prepared through the legislative department for amending the RTE Act, reported the Indian Express.

No-detention policy was implemented to encourage children to attend school and not be discourage by the pass-fail policies.

However, in recent years, several experts and teachers expressed their intent to revive the pass-fail system, due to high number of drop-outs and failures in Class 9.

According to reports, MHRD further stated that children were becoming undisciplined without the fear of failing, which was affecting the quality of education.

First published: 24 December 2016, 18:09 IST
 
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