Wipro Chairman Disapproves Students Being Promoted Without Exams; Says ‘Worst Thing’
Azim Premji, the Founder Chairman of Wipro has expressed his opinions on the current scenario of the educational system, especially where students are being promoted without exams.
The philanthropic arm of the Indian IT service provider has now granted an additional amount o Rs 1000 crore. Previously, Wipro had granted more than Rs. 1125 crores last year, when the COVID-19 virus was showing up.
Wipro Chairman Against Promoting Students Without Examinations
Premji expressed his disapproval about the idea of promoting students to the next class without examinations. He also talked about the need for adequate attention that should be given to students and the lost schooling days.
As per Premji, “The worst thing that we could do is to ignore the past one and a half years and just keep promoting children to the next class without helping them to learn what they should have learnt. We can create an enormous deficit which can never be filled up otherwise.”
Premji has earmarked almost his entire wealth of more than USD 80 billion to philanthropic initiatives and has a special focus on education.
Premji Recommends Graded Approach For Education
Premji has also recommended a graded approach wherein he suggested that classes can be held in open areas in neighbourhoods, teachers can be vaccinated and education programmes should be re-engineered so as to make sure that the schooling time that has been lost over the past one and a half year is made up.
In June 2021, The Narendra Modi led government announced its decision to cancel the Class 12 CBSE board exams. In a press release, he was quoted stating that the decision to cancel the exams has been taken in the best interest of students.
We also reported earlier about Maharashtra Govt’s decision which states that for class 9th and class 12th students, there shall be no examinations, and they will be promoted to the next academic year by default.
Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, have announced that the class 12 board exams will not be taking place this year owing to the surging number of COVID-19 infections.