The long awaited decision on return of Class 10 board examination has finally arrived.
During the informal conversation with media, the government finally gave nod to reintroduce compulsory Class 10 board examination from the academic session 2017-18.
Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar after meeting the Rajasthan Education Minister, informed about the decision to re-introduce board examination.
Why are Class 10 board exams important?
Scrapping the exam affected academic standards as it let off students with far less academic growth than before.
Announcement on Class 5 and Class 8 board examinations:
- Meanwhile, Javadekar also said that the state governments will be given full freedom to reintroduce Class 5 and 8 board examinations
- For this, a proposal will be tabled in the cabinet and then in Parliament
- “The decision to conduct Class 5 and 8 board examinations will be left with the state,” Javadekar added
Furthermore, the HRD minister said the main focal point ofthe ministry is to improving the quality of school education, specifically in government schools, he said.
Education status in Rajasthan:
- While admiring the education initiatives taken in school in Rajasthan, Prakash Javadekar said that there has been a visible improvement in the quality of education in government schools in the state
- Now, the state has scrapped the remark which was 25 years ago called “Bimaru”
- Till now, about 15 lakh candidates have enrolled in government schools with Utkarsh Adarsh schools being opened at panchayat level
- Meanwhile, asking the minister to comment on the suicide by several students preparing for IITJEE at coaching institutes of Kota, Javadekar said a website ‘IIT-PAL’ will be introduced for free of cost to give them study material and guidance by experts
While concluding the statement, Javedkar said, Narendra Modi-led government is working to improve academic standards and wants the curiosity among students to grow with education.