HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar introduces major changes in school education

Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 9:42 am

Union minister Prakash Javadekar has listed out the major changes to improve the education system in schools on Saturday.

Here’s a look at the changes proposed by the minister:

  • Two chances to pass the exam: A student will have two chances to clear the exam; the first exam will be held in March and the second one in June.”If he/she fails there, he/she will be detained in the same class,” the minister said
  • Class 10 compulsory: Making class 10 board exams compulsory for the students
  • Decision on detainment: “We have taken a very important decision and we will take a call on it this month. We had a meeting of education ministers from all the states, wherein those from 25 states lamented that they were finding it difficult to improve the quality of education without examinations,” said the minister. He further added, “On their demand, we unanimously decided that the right to decide on detention will be left to the states and it will be done anytime soon.”
  • To revise the NCERT books: For updating the book, the minister has asked the suggestions from teachers and parents to make changes
  • Handbooks system introduced:  Handbook system has been introduced for teachers to monitor the child’s performance.

The minister announced the changes while inaugurating the North-Eastern Region workshop on ‘Innovations and Best Practises in School Education’ organised by the HRD ministry.

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