“We are leaving it to the states to opt for exams at 5th and 8th standards. Already 24 states want to implement this; four don’t want it while one is yet to decide,” said Javadekar
Aasha Khosa | August 3, 2017 | New Delhi
The cabinet has approved the scrapping of the no-detention policy in schools till Class VIII and students will now have to take exams in class V and VIII. This has been done as the quality of education has dipped, especially in government schools.
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar told Governance Now that detentions are being introduced in class V and class VIII.
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