Second chance: Re-examination for students who fail in Class V and VIII

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The activists had earlier criticised this decision to do away with the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), which is actually a much better system of assessing students grades or pass percentage.

PUNE: According to the latest amendment in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, there shall be ‘regular examinations’ in the Class V and VIII every academic year. 

The new amendment is to be implemented from March 1, 2019, onwards. Students who fall under this category will definitely benefit from this move.

The amendment has come after the bill scrapping the ‘No detention policy’ was passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. 

The activists had earlier criticised this decision to do away with the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), which is actually a much better system of assessing students grades or pass percentage.

The circular further states, “The appropriate government may allow schools to hold back a child in the fifth class or in the eighth class or in both classes, in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, if he fails in the re-examination.”

However, the Act still maintains that no child can be expelled from a school till the completion of elementary education.

INSTRUCTIONS
According to the amendment, if a child fails in any of these examinations, he/she shall be given additional instructions. The student will also be granted an opportunity for re examination within a period of two months from the date of declaration of the result.

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