The central government may soon reintroduce Class 10 board exams for students affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and scrap off ‘no-detention’ policy, as the methods ‘have not yielded desired results’, a report said.
According to leading English daily, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has decided to make the announcement as soon as October 25. It will be his first major decision after taking over as HRD minister in early July. The Class X boards are likely to be back from 2018.
The reason for the decision, the report said, is feedback frim from states and representative organisations of parents and teachers that doing away with the exam along with the no-detention policy was affecting academic standards, even as studies indicated that the number of drop-outs has reduced.
In case of no-detention policy, Javadekar is likely to announce a new version in which wherein students will be automatically promoted till Class V. After that, states will be free devise their options till Class VIII but will need to provide an opportunity for a "re-test" for students who fail.
The two policies were introduced in 2010, with an aim to reduce pressure on student and motivate them to stay longer in school.