HRD ministry has made a decision to remove no detention rule in schools starting from following academic year. The step has been taken to improve the level of education in the India.
According to Right to education act 2009 (RTE), no child can be held back or detained or disqualified in any class from class 1st to 8. The students are promoted to subsequent class even if they score poor or less marks than the required marks to get pass. This step was taken to remove the panic of failing and examinations amongst the students so that they could be developed better.
Why there is need to remove the No detention policy?
The real aim behind implementing the RTE was to improve the level of education by removing the fears form the minds of children. But things worked in reverse direction and level of learning in India gone down more and became very poor. Although the number of school going children increased but children didn’t shown much interest in studies. So there was huge demand from states to withdraw this condition.
TSR Subramanian committee on Education analyzed the situation and to recommend the changes that the no detention policy should be applicable only up to class fifth.