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Of grades, marks and the pressure on students...

delhi Updated: Oct 07, 2009 00:35 IST

The school's director, Stalin Malhotra, says it is important that children are exposed to a certain degree of pressure right from their school days.

Reacting to the HRD ministry's recent move to make the Class 10 board examinations optional from the next academic year, he says, “Yes, the very word 'optional' helps to take a substantial amount of stress off a student. But we must remember that sooner or later a person has to face pressure... during college admissions, during job interviews. So, the sooner a child is taught to face pressure, the better it is for him or her."

Malhotra believes grading students, instead of awarding them marks, also helps them handle examination stress better.