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Class 10th board exams may come back – States suggest the government

The HRD ministry had a full day discussion with states on the formulation of new education policy. The states gave an overwhelming response to bring back class 10th board exams in CBSE schools and let go of no-detention policy till class 8th.

Their main concern was that they don’t fail students till class 8th and its difficult for students to pass class 9th. This consultation was attended by 2.5 lakh gram sabhas, 620 districts and 66000 blocks. States like Nagaland also raised issues of paucity of Hindi teachers in the system. This is one of the biggest steps in education policy after Radhakrishnan Commission of 1948, Kothari Commission of 1964 and Education Policy of 1986. It is though great to see that every citizen is being given a chance to express their views in the formulation of a new education policy.

I am not sure whether class 10th board exams should be brought back and should cbse schools push this. They cause immense pressure on children as well as parents regarding competition and results in cbse and other state boards. Education should be an enabler for students in their future.

Class 10th board exams if again brought back will not be fruitful for imparting education and the system as a whole. I am pretty sure that kids definitely don’t want to have board exams.

What is your stance on this ?

Should class 10th board exams be brought back in CBSE schools?

Should students till class 8th be also detained ?

Cbse gets tough on bullying in schools

Cbse has gone tough on ragging and bullying in schools. It has laid fresh guidelines to curb such incidents. It is interesting to notice that cbse has suggested a graded response mechanism to address such cases of bullying. It further adds that a comprehensive list of guidelines may be incorporated for the school management with actions and penalties against such misconduct.

 

These actions may include verbal / written warning, suspension from attending of schools/classes , withholding of results, cancellation of school/ board results, imposition of fines and as strong as expulsion from school in case of rare circumstances.

 

Cbse has taken into consideration incidents like suicide attempt of a Bihar chief minister’s son after he was allegedly ragged in a school in Gwalior and many more such incidents. The board has also urged schools to keep a complaint/suggestion box to monitor feedback regularly. It further states that it is primarily a responsibility of schools to monitor and stop such incidents and implications of neglect will be penalized.

 

We realize that its a very positive move from cbse schools if they keep a strong check on such incidents and make schools an unbiased place to study cbse study material.