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Maharashtra government ends academic apartheid

The Government wants students to take part in activities on the basis of equality and equal opportunity.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2006 12:10 IST

In a landmark judgement, the Maharashtra Government has taken measures to stop schools from segregating students in divisions based on their marks.

The rule applies to all government-recognised primary, secondary and higher secondary educational institutions.

Schools have been asked to ensure that students are not assigned divisions on the basis of marks during admission or while being promoted to the next class.

This is to see to it that "disproportionate number of students having high marks don't end up in any one division," an official from the Maharashtra education board said.

The Government said that children should be made to take part in activities on the basis of equality and equal opportunity.

First Published: Jan 25, 2006 12:10 IST