Haryana’s government announced on Thursday that from this year all schools in the state will have mandatory board exams for students in grades 5 and 8. of children on free and compulsory education from 2011.
The order issued includes all government and private schools in Haryana and the schools in the NCR cities of Gurgaon and Faridabad. The new announcement means that in order to be promoted to the next class, students must appear for the board exam and clear it. However, the exam authorities give students an extra chance if they fail. Furthermore, the results will be announced within one month of the study.
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“The government of Haryana has made an important decision regarding the conduct of the 5th and 8th administrative examinations in the state. This historic decision will lead to high-level reforms in the education system,” said State Education Minister Kanwar Pal in a tweet.
शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में महत्वपूर्ण निर्णय लेते हुए हरियाणा सरकार द्वारा प्रदेश में 5वीं और 8वीं की बोर्ड परीक्षा लागू कर दी गई है।इस ऐतिहासिक निर्णय से शिक्षा प्रणाली में उच्च स्तरीय सुधार होगा ।। pic.twitter.com/L9A9g3yYxB— Ch. Kanwar Pal (@chkanwarpal) January 19, 2022
The government of Haryana has in a state gazette added a clause of board exams for students of grades 5 and 8 in the state. The new cabinet rules take effect immediately. According to the officials, the decision has been taken to monitor progress and conduct a standardized assessment of the expected learning outcomes.
However, according to media reports, private school associations have opposed it, calling it an infringement of their autonomy. Meanwhile, experts have raised a question about the implementation of new governance under the current pandemic situation in the country, as reported by Jagran.
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