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

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.

india Updated: Nov 13, 2009 16:39 IST
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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.


Yes, the very word ‘optional (Class 10 boards)’ helps to take a substantial amount of stress off a student. But a child has to face pressure sooner or later...

Stalin Malhotra
Director, DPS Faridabad