On Thursday, the government finally decided to scrap the no detention policy from the next academic year.
According to the many state governments, because of the policy in effect the numbers of enrollments are increasing in the schools but the standard of education is going down and the result of this can be seen in the results of class 9 and class 10.
According to the reports from HT "Many states have expressed worry over declining education quality due to the no- detention policy and supported to remove it. Eyeing this, a decision has been made where the Centre approved that the no-detention policy can be uprooted from the next academic year," Pandey told the media in Agartala
The decision to remove the no-detention policy from the Right to Education Act 2009 was unanimous. The minister told.
It is up to the state governments to decide whether they want to continue the no-detention policy or not.
About the policy
- Under no detention policy students were automatically promoted to the next class till class 8 and no student can be declared failed during these classes.
- The idea behind this was to keep the pressure of exams off from the students.