Term exams marks to be included in final results
IN A major change in the pattern of the school exams, 10 percent marks each of the quarterly and half-yearly exams of the class IX and XI will now be included in the final results of the students. The final exam will thus have weightage of only 80 percent. The new pattern will come into effect from current academic session (2006-07).india Updated: Sep 12, 2006 14:58 IST
IN A major change in the pattern of the school exams, 10 percent marks each of the quarterly and half-yearly exams of the class IX and XI will now be included in the final results of the students. The final exam will thus have weightage of only 80 percent. The new pattern will come into effect from current academic session (2006-07).
The Directorate of Public Instructions today came out with an order making this major change after a decision taken during a meeting of district education officers of all districts convened by the school education minister Dr Narottam Mishra. Earlier, the final result was declared solely on the basis of annual exam, making the quarterly and half-yearly exams redundant.
In two other major decisions – the rules regarding Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) were amended and directives were issued to set up special study centers for private students.
It was also decided during the meeting that for the students of high school and higher secondary classes appearing in the quarterly and half-yearly exams will be mandatory but the system of board exams will remain as it is. Also these students will
have to separately pass these two exams and if they do not, they will have to earn pass marks by combining results of these two exams.
During the meeting it was also decided to bring about changes in the rules related to the constitution of the Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs). From now on, only the guardians of the toppers of class VIII, IX, X and XI will be eligible to be elected as the chairperson of the PTA. Also in girls’ schools, only females will be eligible to contest the post of the chairperson. The term of the general body of the PTA will now be of two years but the tenure of the chairperson and vice-president will not exceed one year.
STUDY CENTRES FOR PRIVATE STUDENTS: In another major decision that will have positive impact on the private students, it was decided that special study centers would be set up at the government schools by the PTAs. The teachers will be selected and the honorarium also decided by the associations. The principals of the schools will be the coordinators. This will provide opportunity to the private students to attend regular classes and to get their specific problems solved.
The official orders on these two decisions were also issued today by the DPI. Speaking at the meeting, the minister directed the DEOs to restart the campaign on improvement of academic quality and to conduct regular inspection of schools. On September 18, a meeting through SATCOM will be held wherein all the DEOs, principals and block education officers will participate.