Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that there will be no board exams for grades 5 and 8 this year. Board exams for these classes will be conducted from the next session. The respective schools will take exams. The government had previously announced that the exams would be held from this year, but that has now been postponed.
The decision to conduct board exams for grades 5 and 8 came when the state cabinet approved the 2011 amendment to the Haryana Rules for Children’s Right to Free and Compulsory Education on January 18. The order included all government and private schools in Haryana and the schools in the NCR cities of Gurgaon and Faridabad.
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From next year, students must appear for the board exam. The exam authorities also give students an extra chance if they fail. Furthermore, the results will be announced within one month of the study.
“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,” State Education Minister Kanwar Pal said in a tweet.
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 decision was made to monitor progress and conduct a standardized assessment of expected learning outcomes, officials had said.
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Meanwhile, several private school associations had opposed the move, 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.
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