From A Correspondent
Agartala, Nov 2 : Tripura is in favour of abolition of the ‘No Detention Policy’ and
introduction of the pass-fail system in the schools from primary level. ‘We want to introduce the pass-fail system from the next academic year’, Education minister Tapan Chakraborty told the reporters.
The Central Advisory Board of Education in its 64th meeting held in Delhi on October 25 has recommended the abolition of the No Detention Policy and authorised the state to take decision in this regard.
‘Central Government may bring in suitable amendment which will give states freedom to review ‘No Detention Policy’, resolution passed in the meeting said. As per the norms, necessary amendment in the new education policy will be required after the CABE
recommendations are approved by the union cabinet. Mr Chakraborty said the entire process should be completed within this academic year so that the pass-fail system can be introduced from the next academic year. The students have suffered huge loss in last six years and we should not allow its continuation.
Welcoming the CABE decision the minister said persolly that he is in favour of introducing examition in every class. However, we will invite opinion from the educationists and concerned persons before taking the fil decision.
The minister said that the dropout rate has been increased across the country since introduction of the No Detention Policy and the pass percentage has also been reduced in secondary level examitions.
He also expressed satisfaction over another decision taken in the CABE meeting which allowed the states another five years to train their untrained teachers. The state could train only fifty per cent of their teachers in the five year period the new education policy has allowed. It is because of lack of necessary infrastructure.
He said that the State will take all necessary steps to ensure quality education in the state.