Education department worried about rising number of Class 9 students: Wants remedial coaching to be provided

first_imgThere have been reports of large number of Class 9 students failing in exams and being unable to make it to Class 10. Due to this, the education department has not just asked schools to provide data regarding the same, but also requested the authorities to give remedial coaching to students and make sure that they were promoted to Class 10.According to newspaper reports,in July, last year, after receiving complaints of parents through activists, Minister Of State For Higher And Technical Education Ravindra Waikar called a meeting with the education officials. He proposed to either have a re-examination or pass the students, as it is done till Class 8, under the Right to Education Act. As a result of this meeting, the department was also asked to gather data from schools regarding the number of ailing Class 9 students.Also, the schools were requested by the education officials to help the students clear their examination successfully. But no particular directions, however, were given on how to do that.Schools in certain regions, such as Nagpur,  have been directed to make sure that students failing their Class 9 exams are given remedial coaching for 30 days. Also, their re-examination was taken in the first week of July, so that they could be promoted. The circular issued by the Nagpur education department also stated that if the school had 100 Class 9 students but only 50 were admitted in SSC, then the school will be considered to be giving only a 50 percent result.Similarly, the Solapur education department also issued a circular to all their regional secondary schools to send details of Class 9 and Class 10 students from 2013 till 2015.advertisementRead: Don’t be dissuaded by failures: Smriti to students Read: High number of students from Mumbai division leads to demands of splitting division to reduce workload For information on more latest news and updates, click here.last_img read more