MP: ‘Ruk Jana Nahi’ plan fails to bail out students in re-test

  • Purvi Jain, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2016 12:04 IST
Coaching sessions being inaugurated under the ‘Ruk Jana Nahi’ scheme in Bhopal in June. (HT file)

Eighty per cent of class 12 students who appeared for the save-a-year exam under Ruk Jana Nahi scheme have flunked the tests.

About 1.73 lakh students of Class 10 and 12 who failed the MP Board of Secondary Education examinations in two or more subjects had enrolled under the scheme, which gave them another chance to write the exam.

The state open school also coached the students before the examinations.

Of the 77,158 Class 12 students who gave the tests in June, only 14,155 could clear all their subjects.

The marks of the open board will be incorporated in their board exam marks.

Class 10 exam results under the scheme have not been declared yet.

The scheme was part of the steps taken by the state government to curb increasing number of student suicides.

The examination related stress had forced 45 students to kill themselves in the state this year.

Those who have failed in June can give the exams another shot in September — but can only take retest of failed subjects. They may get yet another chance in December.

Madhya Pradesh open school director PR Tiwari said, “ People are asking us why only 20% of students were able to qualify the examination but they are not realising that at least these 20% have saved their year. If Ruk Jana Nahi was not here then all these 70,000 plus students would not have got a chance”.

However, counsellors say that giving too many chances to students will kill their competitive spirit.

Trainer and counsellor Aamir Mehboob said, “Students now might take this system for granted and be relaxed about it. It might be a blessing to those who could not qualify due to any illness. Today or tomorrow students will have to face challenges as this is the era of competition and they should pull up their socks for it”.

“Giving one chance is okay but the government should launch schemes which guides students and motivate them not make them reluctant.”

The education scheme

The Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE), in May, launched the programme ‘Ruk Jana Nahi’ for the students who have failed in the class 12 MP Board examinations just so they do not lose a year. The same opportunity was provided to students who failed in the class 10 exams.

The scheme is a part of the state government’s measure to check suicide rate among students who choose to end life after failing in examinations.

The programme has been specifically launched for students who could not clear two or more subjects in the board examination.

According to this programme, the MP State Open Board gave them an opportunity to appear in the exam on June 15. The state open school also decided to coach the students before the examinations.

Candidates who did not pass in the MPSOS Ruk Jana Nahi Class 12 exams will get another chance to pass the exam in September, 2016.

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