Seeing that almost 60,000 students failed in the class 10 exams through the open schools, Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal said that the education system was ruined by the no-detention policy. He further assured all the students that they will be readmitted.
“Previous governments introduced no-detention policy till class 8. It ruined the education system. When students took their first exam in class 9 they failed en-mass. They appeared through open school in class 10 and 60,000 students failed,” Kejriwal said at a gathering in Chattarsal Stadium on Independence Day.
He further said that students who have failed will be re-admitted and will be provided with the facility of special classes which will help them in clearing the exams in next round.
After several states reported the decline in the education level of the children due to no detention policy, HRD ministry published a list of changes:
- There will be an exam in class 5, and states and UTs will decide the form of this exam.
- Children who will fail the exam will get an additional chance to clear the exam before they are detained in the same class.
- Students will have to appear for the school based exams at classes 6 and 7.
- In class 8 external exam will be conducted and students who will fail the exam will be given an additional chance to pass the test.