Activists flay Maharashtra govt's GR reducing art marks for SSC students

Sakal Times
Friday, 15 December 2017

Pune: The Maharashtra government's recent GR reducing marks allotted to SSC students for art has drawn the ire of education activists, who said this last minute change is unreasonable and might affect the score of many students. 

The government had also stated that to avail marks for drawing, students need to have answered both the elementary and intermediate examinations. 

Pune: The Maharashtra government's recent GR reducing marks allotted to SSC students for art has drawn the ire of education activists, who said this last minute change is unreasonable and might affect the score of many students. 

The government had also stated that to avail marks for drawing, students need to have answered both the elementary and intermediate examinations. 

RTE activist Mukund Kirdat said, "Releasing a GR making such a huge change at the last moment in the marking system is not a good move for students. Board examinations are a huge deal and students would have studied taking the art marks into consideration. Now that the marks have been reduced suddenly, it might affect students in unprecedented ways." 

He said no changes should be made at the last minute. "There should be a thorough understanding of the situation and the decision should be made after ensuring that no child suffers because of it," he added. 

Kirdat criticised the move to make answering elementary examination compulsory to avail of the marks. 

"When you pass the intermediate examination, it's assumed you have knowledge of the elementary examination as both exams have the same subjects. Thus, it's not logical to not give art marks for students who haven't answered the elementary," Kirdat added. 

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