1. Child may be failed after class 5, if states decide, says CABE

Child may be failed after class 5, if states decide, says CABE

The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) on Tuesday decided in a meeting decided that no child will be failed till Class 5. It also decided that states will have the final say on whether they want to held back students beyond that.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2016 7:20 PM
Many states expressed concern over learning outcomes due to no detention policy, says Prakash Javadekar. (PTI) Many states expressed concern over learning outcomes due to no detention policy, says Prakash Javadekar. (PTI)

The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) on Tuesday decided in a meeting decided that no child will be failed till Class 5. It also decided that states will have the final say on whether they want to held back students beyond that.

It also proposed that the learning outcomes  be codified under RTE Act rules. CABE also added that RTE Act should be modified to extend the deadline to teacher training till 2020. The last deadline proposed is expired in 2015.

Apart from Union Education Minister Prakash Javadekar, education ministers of several states were also present in the meeting which was held to discuss several issues including improvement of learning outcomes, joyful learning and location of anganwadis near primary schools and also renationalisation of posting of teachers in rural areas of the country.

Speaking after the meeting, Prakash Javadekar said that many states expressed concern over learning outcomes due to no detention policy. He also added that Learning outcomes for every class will be defined and included in Right to Education rules.The meeting of the CABE was important considering the government is working on a new education policy.

On Sunday, Javadekar had said that the government is likely to implement the new education policy by next year. During an interview to ‘The Tribune’, he had said that no-detention policy can be amended to remove no-detention if all states accept it.

According to him, the new policy is in finalisation step and most recommendations have been received and added that there will be a daylong workshop with MPs on November 10 in order take inputs from them.

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