Children will not be able to be expelled from school till the completion of elementary education

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The Delhi government has issued guidelines regarding how the students of classes V and VIII will be evaluated and under what circumstances the children of classes Vlll and V will be prevented from promotion to the next class. The government has clarified that no child will be expelled from school till the completion of elementary education. The Right to Education Act was amended by the Indian Parliament to allow the states to determine how and under what circumstances they can stop the promotion of students in classes V and VIII to the next class, bypassing the no-detention policy.

In the capital’s government-aided Delhi Cantonment Board, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council and private schools, students up to class VIII will not be failed even in the academic level of 2023 to 24. The examination branch of the Directorate of Education has issued guidelines for examination and promotion for the academic level 2023 to 24, the directorate has said that school education will not be able to expel any student till the completion of primary education. 

According to the directorate, the examination of students of third to fifth grade will be done on the basis of 2 terms mid-term and main term. The syllabus for both term examinations will also be different. In the examination of midterm, questions will be asked from outside the syllabus of the first, in the main examination, questions will be asked from within the syllabus of the second term, along with this, the question paper will also be issued to the students in such a way that the students should also write the answers in the same.

Whereas in the mid-term examination from class VI to VIII, questions will be asked from outside in the first term syllabus. In the same main exam, all questions will be asked from outside the syllabus of the first and second terms.

Keeping this law in mind, the Academic Authority of Delhi Government, SCIRT has issued guidelines. This has been issued for all government local body private schools, according to this, the evaluation of children in classes V and VIII will include half-yearly and annual examinations as well as co-curricular activities. These include project-based activities, the talent of the child in the classroom, theatre, dance, music sports etc.

Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that our aim is not to stop any student from going to the next class because the child never fails but the system fails. The purpose of this is to bring sensitivity towards education so that everyone takes the fifth and eighth grades seriously .- Manish Shishodia 

Guidelines issued for classes 5 to 8

-No child shall be expelled from the school till the completion of elementary education

-There will be regular examinations in classes V and VIII at the end of each academic year

-If the child fails in the examination of class V VIII, the opportunity for re-examination will be given within 2 months from the date of declaration of the result.

-Class III, IV, VI and VII will be evaluated on the same exam pattern as for classes V and VIII. Class III, IV, VI and VII students will not be detained in the same class

-For classes III to VIII the mid-term examination will be assessed in September or October and the annual examination in February and March

-Pen and paper-based examinations will be conducted for classes III to VIII. Understanding instead of placing in the examination. Assessment of students will be based on the application of knowledge in real life.

-Marks for internal assessment will include plan-based activities portfolio etc. on attendance

What are the rules for classes 5th and 8th

-To be promoted to the next class, a minimum of 33% marks in each subject must be obtained to pass at the end of the session.

-Promotion requires the student to obtain a minimum of 25 per cent marks in the mid-term examination and annual examination in addition to the marks obtained in the internal assessment.

-To pass the re-exam, a student has to obtain at least 25 per cent marks in the subject in which he/she has re-exam.

– who does not obtain a minimum of 35 marks in those subjects in time then he will be placed in the category of the required full frequency in which case the student will be put back in the same class during the next session.

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