Failure no more an option in Punjab education board
Unlike earlier they will not be promoted to the next class if they fail to secure the minimum required marks in three of the six subjects, officials saideducation Updated: Feb 12, 2009 18:20 IST
Failure is not an option any more for students of class 10 of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) -- as unlike earlier they will not be promoted to the next class if they fail to secure the minimum required marks in three of the six subjects, officials said Wednesday.
The PSEB has decided to end the relaxation given to class 10 students under which they are promoted to class 11 despite failing in one subject except Punjabi.
According to present rules, a class 10 student of PSEB has to study six subjects - science, social science, mathematics, English, computers and Punjabi.
Till now, the students had the relaxation that if they fail in any one of the subjects apart from Punjabi, they would be promoted to the next class.
However, as per the new rules that will be implemented from next session, a student has to necessarily pass science and mathematics along with Punjabi. If they fail in any of these three subjects then they will not make it to the next class, said a senior official of PSEB.
He added that if a student fails in any other subject then they have to re-appear in that subject before getting admission in class 11. This decision would influence over 300,000 students, who appear every year for class 10 exams under the PSEB.
"In the long run, students would be benefited from this move as now they have to pay attention to all subjects," Sukwinder Kaur Saroya, director Academics, PSEB told IANS Wednesday.
"In another move to minimise pressure on students, the PSEB will introduce semester system in class nine and 11 from the next session," said Saroya.
During the first session 40 percent syllabus would be covered while the remaining syllabus would be covered in the second half of the session.