Government postpones GR to fail Class 5, 8 students this year
The state government has decided to postpone a resolution to fail students of Class 5 and 8 for this year because of the Covid-19 situation
The state government has decided to postpone a resolution to fail students of Class 5 and 8 for this year because of the Covid-19 situation.
Education minister Jitu Vaghani on Monday announced this decision through a tweet from his official handle saying that the government has decided to not to implement a resolution dated September 21, 2019 which allowed schools to fail students of Class 5 and Class 8.
His tweet said that exams conducted for the 2022-23 academic year will not fail any students from Class 1 to Class 8 because of the pandemic situation.
Under Right to Education Act 2009 (RTE) the government does not fail any students of Class 1 to 8.
However, a few years ago many state governments had approached the union government asking permission to fail students in Class 1 to 8 as many undeserving students were getting promoted without proper evaluation which causes problems for the students in the future.
The union government had allowed the state to decide in which standards they would like to fail students.
Following this, the state government had issued a resolution in 2019 announcing that schools will be allowed to fail students in Class 5 and Class 8 exams.
The exams of Class 1-8 in the state ended April 30 and the schools are in the process of paper assessment and preparation of results.
There are a total of 75 lakh students in Class 1-8 in the state which includes 51 lakh students of government run schools and 25 lakh students studying in private schools.
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