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60,000 students who failed Class 10 to be readmitted, says chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

Over 60,000 students from Delhi government schools, who had recently failed in their Class 10 Board exams, will be readmitted and special classes will be held for them, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday.

delhi Updated: Aug 16, 2017 11:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inspects a parade at Chattarsal Stadium on Tuesday.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Over 60,000 students from Delhi government schools, who had recently failed in their Class 10 Board exams, will be readmitted and special classes will be held for them, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday.

This year in Delhi, 64,570 students – many of whom had failed twice or more in Class 9 – gave the Class 10 board exams through CBSE Patrachar (correspondence). However, only 1,654 students cleared the exam.

Kejriwal said that the no-detention policy had ruined the education system. “Previous governments introduced no-detention policy till class 8. It ruined the (education) system. When students took their first exam in Class 9, they failed en mass. They appeared through open school in Class 10 and 60,000 students failed,” he said.

The CM, in his address at the Chattarsal Stadium on the occasion of Independence Day, said, “I assure all 60,000 students who failed in Class 10 that they will be readmitted and special classes will be held for them.”

Around 25,000 out of the total 60,000 students have reappeared for compartment Class 10 Board exams already and are awaiting their results.

The rest of the students could not appear for compartment exams as they had failed in more than two subjects, officials said.

Now, the government is planning to help the rest of the students and those who might fail the compartment exams by enrolling them with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).

“We are planning to give these students regular classes for the subjects in which they have failed. We might select schools in each zone where these students will come for regular classes or they may continue to go to the school which they attended last,” said a government official.

The decision to move the students from CBSE patrachar to NIOS was taken as it allows the students to take the credit of subjects passed to NIOS. “Suppose the student has passed in three subjects and failed in two. The student will only have to appear for the two subjects in NIOS,” the official said.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 23:55 IST