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Govt to discuss compulsory Class 10 board exam, no-detention policy today

The provision of no detention, compulsory board examination in Class 10 and mainstreaming of children who drop out of school are among the issues that the states and the Centre will discuss in the high-profile Central Advisory Board of Education meet on Tuesday.

education Updated: Oct 25, 2016 11:54 IST
Students appearing the class 10 board exam in Indore, MP on March 2, 2016.
Students appearing the class 10 board exam in Indore, MP on March 2, 2016. (Arun Mondhe/ HT file)

The provision of no detention, compulsory board examination in Class 10 and mainstreaming of children who drop out of school are among the issues that the states and the Centre will discuss in the high-profile Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meet on Tuesday.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and education ministers of the states will be present in the meeting of CABE which is considered the most important educational advisory body of the government.

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According to the meeting’s agenda, improvement of learning outcomes, rationlisation of posting of teachers in rural areas, compulsory board examination in Class 10, joyful learning and co-location of anganwadis near primary schools are among the issues to be discussed.

The CABE meeting is especially important as it comes at a time when the government is working on a New Education Policy.

The high number of teachers vacancies in schools and the issue of bringing into mainstream children who drop out of school will be also be pondered over.

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Improving infrastructure of government schools, enhancing skill and technical education, extension of RTE to pre-school and secondary education are the other issues on the agenda of the CABE meeting which will be attended by top government functionaries.