Yay ! No student can fail till class VIII – now enjoy vacations tension-free !
In such hyper-competitive era, what happens if an average school student fails in his annual examinations? He/she loses an illustrative year and has to repeat in the same class for one more year… and all that emotions filled with dejection…
However, students can now enjoy their remaining part of the vacation without any tension and concerns about their result card.
Here’s a pleasant surprise for students! As per a law by the Centre effective from April 1, 2010, from now on school students will get promoted by gradation even if they fail in their annual exams. All students of Std I to VIII will be promoted to the next class irrespective of examination results, based on the Right to Education Act.
The ambiguity on the implementation of the law was cleared by the Centre recently through a government resolution. The resolution also passes on the responsibility of the student on the head of the institution to ensure that special training is imparted to such kids to uplift them on par with their peers.
At the same time, the student can not be expelled from the school for any reason. The resolution also says that the students who failed in the academic year 2009-2010 should also be promoted.
Now, this is what I feel is the real fundamental educational reform, other thing remaining constant. A reform which changes the life and potential of the student is all worth it more than any other kind of reform, to start with.
The best part of this reform is that it not only saves one crucial year of the failing student, but also helps in keeping the child away from getting de-motivated and initiate any drastic or untoward measure from the mental agony of losing an important year.
In the journey of life, if a kid goes through a traumatic event at an early age of 6 to 14 years, the feeling of failure and aguish against the educational system is bound to creep in, thus affecting the remaining part of the academic career of a child.
Those students who are not up to the mark and are pushed forward through promotion shall be provided appropriate remedial learning classes through coordinated supplemented services by senior teachers to meet individual student’s criterions.
Do you think this law could be taken for granted by the student’s community?